- A woman has taken to social media to narrate how God changed her story in the United States
- According to Nwamaka Oparaoji, she was given a childhood pet name that means a worthless woman
- Nwamaka, who lost her dad when she was nine years old, moved to the United States with a bachelor's degree to work at Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-through window
- She says she made $50 per week, took three buses to work and got paid $5.60 per hour
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A Nigerian woman identified as Nwamaka Oparaoji has taken to social media to narrate how she survived since she lost her father at the age of nine.
Nwamaka, who took to her LinkedIn page to share her story, said she travelled to the United States with a Bachelor's degree and worked at a Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-through window.
According to her, she made $50 per week, took three buses to work and got paid $5.60 per hour.
The woman, who said she was given a childhood pet name that means worthless woman, said she also worked as a nursing assistant.
Nwamaka said she started her education all over again from English 101 at a community college and worked three jobs while raising three boys despite the fact that she was at school full-time.
The Nigerian said she worked night shifts at a hospital for over 15 years so as to go to school in the daytime
All her hard work and determination to succeed eventually paid off as she has now bagged her doctorate degree.
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Nwamaka disclosed that she is the first in her family to achieve such a feat. She expressed gratitude to God for making it possible. She also thanked family and friends as well as her employer for their support.
In other graduation news, Briefly.co.za reported that seven SA students were hand-picked in 2016 to study toward degrees at the prestigious Breda University of Applied Sciences campus in the Netherlands.
They underwent testing and attended interviews. Now, four years later, these students reaped the rewards of their hard work. On 16 July, they graduated in a drive-through graduation ceremony at the Netherlands university.
Some of these students even managed to bag more than one degree after majoring in both logistics engineering and logistics management. Briefly.co.za learned a total of 12 Bachelor's degrees, one Honours and three Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificates were received by the SA students.
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