Nigerian Man Becomes First Graduate in His Family, Expresses Joy after Breaking Jinx

Nigerian Man Becomes First Graduate in His Family, Expresses Joy after Breaking Jinx

  • A Nigerian man has gone viral on social media after breaking a generational record, becoming the first graduate in both his immediate and extended family
  • The man's achievement was revealed in a social media post he made after his passing out parade
  • The man, known as @De_Technocrat on X (formerly Twitter), shared this significant milestone, highlighting that he had broken a long-standing family record

A Nigerian man has captured widespread attention on social media after achieving a significant milestone—becoming the first person in both his immediate and extended family to graduate.

The heartwarming story was shared through a post he made after completing his passing out parade, marking the end of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

Nigerian man becomes first graduate in family
Nigerian man celebrates after becoming a graduate. Photo credit: @de_technocrat
Source: Twitter

The man, who uses the handle @De_Technocrat on X (previously known as Twitter), took to his profile to celebrate this remarkable accomplishment.

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Man celebrates as he becomes first graduate

In his post, he expressed the immense pride and emotion he felt upon receiving his NYSC certificate.

He described how tears flowed down his face, not from sorrow, but from overwhelming joy and pride at having shattered a long-standing barrier in his family.

He wrote:

“Tears streamed down my face as I collected my NYSC certificate today. You might wonder why I was crying instead of celebrating, huh? I cried because I broke a jinx. I became the first graduate in my family (both immediate and extended).”

Below is his X post:

Man graduates with first class after scoring 191

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man, Uche, also caused a stir online after he bagged a first class degree in his master's program.

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While failing to mention the institution he finished from, Uche wrote on X that he did a master's program in software engineering.

Uche revealed he scored 191 in his Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and advised people never to let any institution make them feel they are not good enough.

In another development, reported a Nigerian young man who graduated with first class revealed what motivated him to pursue academic excellence.

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