- A mother, Grace Egbinola, has finally paid off the school fees she has owed since 1969, which was the sum of R53
- Sharing the letter with Briefly News, her daughter, Toyin Egbinola, said that her mother taught the family the value of honesty and integrity
- The woman kept the receipt of her debt for decades before she finally paid it off in 2020, clearing her heavy conscience that endured for decades
A woman, Grace Egbinola, has demonstrated a great virtue as she fulfilled a promise she made many decades ago.
In a message sent to Briefly News by Grace's daughter, Toyin Egbinola, it was revealed that the 73-year-old woman finished from St Loius Secondary School on December 9, 1969.
Ever since she got the receipt of her debt in 1975, the woman held onto it with the strong vow that she would repay it someday.
On Monday, December 14, 2020, the woman paid the debt, which was the sum of R53. The woman’s child said she is proud that her mum never cheated the system.
A good name is better than gold
Though the woman is not rich, the child stated that she taught her children the value of honesty. A part of Grace's principal's letter to her reads:
“You are truly a Saint Louis-trained person to be keeping a paper that was issued since 1975 and sent your son up to clear a debt that is as little as [R53] in the year 2020 gives me hope that there are good people in this country who have not become rotting with greed.”
Toyin also said that her mum would really love it if she could reconnect with some of her old secondary school classmates.
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Another mother with a good track record
Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that Dr Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah Gyening is the first woman to graduate with a PhD from the Department of Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The woman and mother admit her journey to obtaining a doctorate in a science field was not easy especially because she had to combine her studies with raising her kids.
Announcing her academic feat in a post on her Facebook page, Gyening disclosed that despite the challenges, she was determined to make her mark.
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