- A young and determined young man recently shared with Facebook's Varsity World how difficult his journey was while trying to get his PhD
- In the post, he explains how financial difficulties, being unsure of his field of study and sacrificing his sleep and mental health finally got him his qualification
- He also credits God and his mother for always pushing him and encouraging him despite all the setbacks he seemed to be having while he was a student
Nkosinathi Emmanuel Monamodi recently shared with Varsity World how he pushed past a number of obstacles so that he could finally obtain his PhD in Economic And Management Sciences.
"I remember living on allowance of R1 000 per month for a year, where R600 was for the rent at Motlhabeng Village, and used the remaining R400 for living expenses. I don’t know how did I managed to survive, but God had my back."
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He then details how he had underperformed badly, which led to him feeling very discouraged. He still moved forward despite the fact that he would now have to do an extra year not having secured funds.
"I had to make a serious personal intervention and asked myself this question, am I really going in for an extra year? Nna? I decided to close my ears, and listened to God; reminding me who really I am."
He then shares how speaking to his mother and praying to God had helped him to keep his faith and eventually after facing some more trouble with his finances, he is now the proud holder of a PhD in Economics and Management Science.
The masses are inspired:
Zuney Bolosha said:
"I never read lengthy posts on FB but your story had me captivated! Wow! Someone else would have given up already. GOD IS GOOD! Congrats DR! Your mom raised a great man. May you enjoy endless amounts of success."
Karabo Leshegamo Mokone said:
"Proff Monamodi. Congraduations not only for this achievement but for more great research and leadership that is ahead of you, may the same God that got you here continuously asher you to the goal, dreams and aspiration. He promisedto you."
More student determination
Briefly News also reported that making the tough decision to continue studying despite life's pressures is not one that can be taken lightly. A beautiful young woman has first-hand experience about how difficult it was after she made the decision to pursue her Honours degree despite being full-time employed.
"When I registered for my 2nd Honours degree with UNISA, I was working in Madagascar, a 12-hour shift 6 days a week. I knew it wasn't going to be easy but I was determined. 5 months down the line I was retrenched, I had no motivation left in me.
"However giving up was not an option, and I'm glad I persevered. BA (Psychology), BA honours in (Counselling Psychology), BCom Honours (Industrial and Organisational Psychology) - KARABO MASHIFANE," the post was captioned.
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