A Nigerian Physicist in dire of financial aid to study abroad has taken to Twitter to appeal for support.
Identified as Smart Godwin Micah, he made the appeal in a Twitter thread on Friday, August 2022.
Smart who says he’s aiming to achieve his dream of becoming a professor of Physics and be of great influence to others, said he needs over N2 million, without which he would lose his scholarship.
A 2019 graduate of Physics from the Tai Solarin University of Education, Smart graduated with First Class Honours and was the best graduating student in his set.
His passionate plea for funds comes as he is on the verge of losing a fully funded Graduate Assistant Scholarship to study MSc Physics at the North Carolina Central University, Durham.
Smart explained that before he landed the scholarship, he applied to more than 20 schools and was met with rejections.
He noted that “this is a huge opportunity I can’t afford to miss. I have spent almost all my savings on application documents, fees and standardized tests and I am left with #300k which is not enough to book flight ticket, travel materials or sort my accommodation expenses.”
A quick check by Skabash.com revealed that not long after Smart’s appeal did the online community respond with cash donations.
As at Sunday, August 14, 2022, Smart had received enough donations in cash to book his flight.
The grateful Ed-Tech Enthusiast returned to that the Nigerian Academic Twitter Community for helping out.
Support Me Please! 🥺 I am in dire need of your financial support to book my flight ticket to Raleigh (RDU) lest I miss my Fully funded Graduate Assistant Scholarship to study MSc Physics at the North Carolina Central University, Durham. @Ijesha_canadian pic.twitter.com/BuZI1ONdbH
— Smart Godwin Micah (@SmartGodwinMic2) August 12, 2022
Nigerian in Finland to help 20 people leave Nigeria
Meanwhile, Wednesday, August 17, 2022, marked one year since a Nigerian man identified simply as Abiola moved to Finland.
To celebrate his relocation, Abiola has openly declared his readiness to assist 20 Nigerians interested in moving to Finland next year through affordable education.
With a thread on Twitter, Abiola provided detailed information needed by prospective Nigerians looking to move to the Northern European nation.