Former Ibadan Secondary School Dropout Becomes Master's Degree Awardee in England, Shares Photos

Former Ibadan Secondary School Dropout Becomes Master's Degree Awardee in England, Shares Photos

  • Years after dropping out of secondary school, a Nigerian youth has become a master's degree awardee in the United Kingdom
  • The excited youth took to social media to celebrate his academic feat with nice pictures from his graduation ceremony
  • His celebratory post went viral on Facebook and elicited heartwarming reactions from social media users

A Nigerian man, Demola Adeleke, has celebrated bagging a master's degree in England against all odds.

Demola, in a Facebook post, revealed he once quit secondary school in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.

Nigerian man, Demola Adeleke celebrates as he bags master's degree in England years after dropping out of school
Demola Adeleke once dropped out of secondary school in Ibadan. Photo Credit: Demola Adeleke
Source: Facebook

He expressed excitement about his feat in Yoruba, adding that he earned it. Pictures he shared showed him in his academic gown and flanked by his family and loved ones.

Demola's Facebook post reads:

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"From being a secondary school dropout in Ibadan, to becoming an awardee of a masters degree in England.
"B'eyan o yin mi, nwo yin rami. Mo gallant, walahi.
"I've earned this. Congratulations to me!"

Social media users celebrated with Demola.

Internet users share in Demola Adeleke's joy

Ololade Alolly said:

"This is heartwarming. Congratulations, Demola. More wins. The land is yours to conquer."

Nk'iru. Njoku said:

"You earned it well!!!! I’m so proud of you. You’ve come a long way and it’s all so beautiful to witness. Congrats, Demola! Upwards and onwards!"

Olabisi Ashogbon Ajai said:

"Congratulations, Demola. Oye a m’ori. Wa a fi se owun ire."

Mary Olaniyi said:

"Congratulations You've earned this! Sheer grit and perseverance! Such great virtues. Congratulations once again. We celebrate you."

Princess Pamela Toyin Ogunwusi said:

"Super proud of you Demola. Big Congratulations. More wins. More blessings ."

Adekola Taofeek said:

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"Congratulations bro, this is the beginning of more celebrations, greater heights always."

Goldmark Owoola-adeojo said:

"Congratulations padi mi...cheers to more success."

Former hawker bags 6 abroad scholarships

Meanwhile, previously reported that a Nigerian man who once hawked mangoes and drinks had bagged six PhD scholarships abroad.

Taking to his LinkedIn page, Onyeka who graduated with a first class from the University of Lagos said he has started his PhD in Biological Sciences (Virology) at the University of California, San Diego.

The scholarships didn't come on a platter of gold for the young man who disclosed that there were countless rejections over the years.

According to him, despite the number of publications and research experience, his applications were unsuccessful.


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