- A Nigerian lady defied the odds and sent herself to ahigher institution after her father denied her a university education because she is female
- Esther Nwankwo says her father ended her education after she finished secondary school
- She says her father made the decision because his tradition does not support female child education, and also due to financial constraints
- Esther says her determination to succeed made her engage in menial jobs to send herself to school
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A Nigerian lady identified as Esther Nwankwo defied the odds and became the best graduating student of her department after struggling to achieve a university education.
The lady took to her LinkedIn page to narrate how her father ended her education after she finished secondary school. She wrote:
"According to him, his tradition does not support female child education, also due to financial constraints"
Esther said she was sceptical about her future but her determination to succeed kept her going, adding that she was determined and willing to pay the price of success.
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"I set out on my path to become educated. I took up several menial jobs to save up for higher institution."
Esther said she took a step and God came through for her. She bagged a national diploma and went on to become a BSc holder in Accounting from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Esther, who graduated with a first-class degree, became the best graduating student of her department. She said she became an AAT holder and a chartered accountant while still an undergraduate.
The young lady expressed gratitude to God and acknowledged the help she got from Nwankwo Obinna and her mentor, Alhaji Kabir Mohammed.
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Lindiwe Shabane is a typical example of how the talented youth of South Africa can easily be derailed from achieving their dreams.
Like many young women, Lindiwe fell pregnant at a young age. In fact, she went on to have two children before the age of 20.
With members of her community treating her with disdain, it seemed all hope may have been lost.
However, the young lady is testament to the power of hard work and determination as she forced her way back on track.
Lindiwe told Briefly.co.za:
"I registered at one of the TVET colleges in 2013 for Engineering Automotive Repair and Maintenance where I did Level 2, 3 and 4. I realised later that I chose the wrong profession."
Lindiwe decided to register at the University of Mpumalanga and the blood, sweat and tears paid off as she obtained her degree.
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