Young man who failed exams 17 times finally graduates, wins awards

Young man who failed exams 17 times finally graduates, wins awards

- Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, a Nigerian who went through a lot, has finished NYSC with numerous awards

- Before he became a graduate of University of Benin, he had written O level exams 17 times and JAMB, five

- Overcoming did not come easily as there were times he was disheartened seeing his friends progressing with their lives

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The story of Nigerian graduate, Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, known as Mr Voiceover, has shown that anybody can make something great out of life no matter how big the challenges may be.

Before he became an undergraduate, Emmanuel wrote O’lvel examinations on 17 different occasions and sat for JAMB five different times, Guardian reports.

In his earlier interview with the media, he said that he once had a hopeless view about the future. He said he felt really sad to see his colleague move ahead of him and become graduates.

Fast forward to 2020 and it would seem all that happened to him then only made very stronger. He just finished his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, winning several awards.

While showcasing the awards on his Instagram page, he said that that he has served humanity.

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A collage of the victor. Photo source: Instagram/Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu
A collage of the victor. Photo source: Instagram/Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Xolani Mzileni, 26, from Katlehong has an amazing story of how he struggled in school, failing at one point, to eventually end up with 27 distinctions from varsity.

He is currently attending a masters student course in Operations Management at the University of Johannesburg. His childhood was not easy, growing up in a township with very little in the way of services, no running water, healthcare facilities, proper housing and other essential services.

He began to realise his academic potential in Grade 11, which he failed,

Xolani repeated Grade 11 and eventually matriculated in 2013. He took a gap year from studying to sort out an issue with his ID book and worked as a day labourer.

His dream was to attend university and help the community, he joined a tutoring programme in his community and taught life sciences and geography.

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He decided to try applying for university and was successful and got a spot at the University of Johannesburg and enrolled in a diploma in a Management Services course.

Things were not easy, with no funding he was forced to sleep in lecture halls for three months and was lucky enough to get food from the Gift of the Givers (GOG).

Recently he was appointed as the Influencer and Mentorship Manager a new App which is in development which aims to bring influencers and brands together.

With all his hard work and sacrifices, Xolani obtained 27 distinctions, graduated in record time for my diploma in Management Services with 83% overall average and also graduated with Distinction for my Honours/B-Tech in Quality.

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