- A Nigerian woman identified as Christina Samuel, who is currently sitting for her varsity exams, has given many people hope
- The 48-year-old mother of three quit farming to pursue her dreams of becoming a nurse
- Christina's story was shared by her niece, who posted a photo of her in what appears to be a school uniform
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Indeed, as long as there is life, there is hope, for it is never too late to chase one's dreams. This is reflected in the amazing story of a Nigerian woman who, despite the curveballs thrown at her, isn't giving up anytime soon.
Identified as Christina Samuel, the 48-year-old mother of three recently joined millions of students across West Africa to partake in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to an Instagram user, Amadi Faith (a niece of hers), Christina, who used to be a village farmer with no previous education due to poverty and three kids from an early marriage, always dreamed of becoming an auxiliary nurse.
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Having made up her mind on her choice of career, she quit farming recently and sent her kids to live with some family members so that she could study and later enrol for the exams, which she did (to her credit).
According to Faith, she was competing against students of her daughter's age:
"She was willing to starve if it meant studying instead of farming so that she could meet up the curriculum given to her."
However, Christina had fears about taking that bold step. With her oldest child in high school, she was worried about the fees.
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Faith ended the post with some words of encouragement:
"Poverty can limit your ability to achieve your dreams Christiana but it should never stop you from daring to dream. I know how hardworking, honest, cheerful and peaceful she is.
"I know you would have made an amazing nurse if not for the fault in your stars. I just want to encourage her for pursuing her education at last despite age and financial barriers."
See her post below:
Still on student news, a Twitter user identified as Precious recently caused a buzz on social media after she took to the platform to narrate the experience of a student sitting for the exam.
In a series of tweets, Precious alleged that the student was insulted and given less time than allocated to write her exams all because she wouldn't cheat but write from her head.
Precious claimed that the examiner was too busy focused on his food to control the exam hall which had since turned into a rowdy class as answers were being called out in the open.
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