Not many have the opportunity for a second chance. But a 62-year-old man who recently graduated from the university did and his daughter was super proud.
A woman decided to celebrate her father who could not complete his education beyond primary school level while he was younger due to lack of funds. According to Nkeoma, her dad had no choice but to work as a houseboy when his plea with the then principal of Okongwu Memorial Grammar School had failed. Her father asked the principal if his uncle, who had two children already attending the school, could pay his school fees at a later date but it was denied.
After getting married and having a family of his own, Nkeoma said her father ensured that all his children got an education, at least secondary school level. She narrated further that due to the limited resources in their family, her two brothers had to opt out of furthering their education so she could have a taste of higher education. She explained how they cried their eyes out - her father, brothers and herself.
Though armed with just primary school education, the thirst for education grew for her father as he desired to have the secondary education money which denied him a better future. This led to him becoming a graduate of Nnmadi Azikiwe University. He studied music.
She shared photos of her father in convocation gown with emotional caption of the journey so far.
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za had reported the story of Davido's second baby mama Amanda who graduated from an American university just as her daughter for the singer Hailey turns two. Amanda did not allow the fact that she is a mother of one deny her getting a university education.
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