A Nigerian mother, Precious Chioma Ugwoke, who returned to Junior Secondary School 3 (JSS3) in 2018 has finally graduated from secondary school.
Her husband, Ugwoke Oloto Odobo, in a Facebook post, disclosed that his wife wrote her last paper in the West African Examination Council Senior Certificate Examination (WAEC) on June 22, 2022.
The man who shared pictures of his wife in her uniform said the overwhelming support the public gave to his wife when she decided to return to school encouraged her to finish her secondary school studies.
‘’Encouraged by the overwhelming responses from the public, she braved all odds and burned the midnight oil until today, June 22, 2022, when she wrote her last paper, Government, in the West African Examination Council Senior Certificate Examination.’’
The husband stated that his wife hopes to obtain study law at the university.
In another news, a Nigerian tech entrepreneur, Kingsley Ezeani, has again done the country proud by graduating from Harvard University with a master’s degree in Public Administration.
The young tech enthusiast who got accepted to Harvard on a full scholarship shared the news on his LinkedIn page.
Passionately stating what it means to him, he said, “I graduated from Harvard against all odds! I was the first in my family to study outside Nigeria and I got accepted to Harvard on a full scholarship!”
Attached to his post is a picture of him dressed in his graduation robe. An excited Kingsley narrated how he first learnt of Harvard as a kid from his father.
The University of Lagos graduate also revealed that he won “four of the biggest competitions at the school, including the Harvard’s President Innovation Challenge”.
Meanwhile, there’s pleasant news for Nigerian students looking to study in Canada after the University of Alberta excluded Nigeria from the list of countries whose graduate students are mandated to present proof of English before admission.
This means that prospective Nigerian students (irrespective of the school graduated from within Nigeria) applying to study at U of A or UAlberta, as it is also known, would no longer be required to present an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) & other English tests before admission.
This exciting feat was achieved courtesy of a mail by a Nigerian postdoctoral research fellow in Canada, Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi.