A Nigerian man has come out to share an inspiring story of a young lady who carries plantain on her head in Ogbia, Bayelsa state, graduated from a university in the United Kingdom (UK).
Michael Tarerefa on Tuesday, December 5, narrated how he encouraged the beautiful young lady to apply for scholarships abroad instead if just sitting at home ever since she completed her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program.
Despite being rejected by some universities abroad, Ibu Faith did not give up until she got admission into the University of Bedfordshire to study Asset Management Engineering. She got this admission under the scholarship of Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).
Faith who studied Banking and Finance while in the university later switched to Project Management and she eventually graduated with distinctions for her masters degree.
Tarerefa’s post reads: “MORNING MOTIVATION!!! I have known Miss Ibu Faith for about seven years now as a dedicated, honest, intelligent, unassuming and respectful young lady. Just last year, we were discussing about her plans for the future after NYSC and I encouraged her to apply for admission and scholarship for postgraduate studies.Her application to the University of Liverpool was rejected despite her 3.10 CGPA in Banking and Finance. We tried other Universities within and outside Nigeria; and also applied for several scholarship opportunities. Luckily, she got a Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) scholarship to study MSc in Asset Management Engineering. You begin to wonder how someone who did Banking and Finance is expected to pursue an Engineering degree in postgraduate studies, I then encouraged her to switch to Project Management, which she did after some convincing. December 2016, she was on her way to the United Kingdom to study MSc in Project Management at the University of Bedfordshire. Just 12 months later, she sent me one of the most amazing messages I have got throughout the year, that shy plantain carrying petite Ogbia girl is graduating with an MSc with Distinction in Project Management. Congratulations my friend!”
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The young lady presently lives in Luton, Devon in UK.
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