- A graduate of Afe Babalola University has seen her determination and hard work pay off as she is the recipient of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship
- 24-year-old Phebe went through four stages of the application processes and scaled through all to bag the scholarship
- Phebe shared with Briefly News how she emerged victorious after learning of the opportunity from a friend
A 24-year-old Afe Babalola University graduate, Keshinro Phebe Oluwatunmise, has won the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship.
Briefly News exclusively gathered that the Fellowship offers Phebe Masters in Development Finances at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa.
Speaking exclusively with a Briefly News reporter on the development, Phebe explained that the news about the fellowship application was broadcast to her by a friend and she applied.
Keshinro further explained that the application process was in 4 stages and she excellently scaled through.
While explaining the rationale behind the Fellowship, the lawyer and chartered accountant said it is hinged on leadership, entrepreneurship, reconciliation and education.
How she secured the scholarship opportunity
Oluwatunmise noted that scholars were selected to the degrees to which they embody their values.
She told Briefly News:
“A friend sent me the application link and I applied.
“There was a 4 stage application process which I scaled through.
“The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is hinged on four values namely leadership, entrepreneurship, reconciliation and education.
“Scholars are selected to the degree to which they embody these values.
“I was called to the bar in December 2017. I also wrote the final level of the professional examination of the institute of chartered accountants of Nigeria and qualified that same year.”
Meanwhile, Phebe encouraged all Nigerian youths to never look down on themselves as there is nothing in the world they cannot achieve.
She stated that with dedication, hardwork, consistency, perseverance and most importantly, prayers will single them out of the multitude.
Lady becomes 1st doctor in her family
Meanwhile, Briefly News reported that a lady identified as Uyiosa Ogunbor has achieved the dream she wrote down 10 years ago as she became a medical doctor. In a LinkedIn post, she said the path to success was fraught with many difficulties. In 2016, she was rejected four times from different schools before she sought opportunities abroad.
Schools that had earlier rejected her soon called her back for interviews. As a student, the lady revealed that she also learned financial literacy along the way.
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