Effort + hard work= Success: African woman bags PhD in mathematics

Effort + hard work= Success: African woman bags PhD in mathematics

- A Nigerian woman, Itunu Grace Akinwande, has bagged her doctorate degree while doing the hard work of parenting two kids

- Itunu said it was not an easy journey as there were times she just wanted to quit the programme

- Congratulations poured in from all sides as many praised her for the academic feat

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A Nigerian woman, Itunu Grace Akinwande, has become a "celebrity" online after she announced on her LinkedIn page that she bagged a PhD in mathematics from Universität Osnabrück in Germany.

A mother of two, Itunu said it was not an easy journey as she had to balance parenting with schooling.

She, however, added that the big support she got from everyone close to her made the whole task bearable. According to her, her supervisor was really helpful.

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Itunu said at the time she thought she was at her tether’s end and could not move further, God’s strength showed up for her powerfully.

Itunu achieved her PhD despite being a mom.

Itunu achieved huge success in school despite being a mom. Photo source: LinkedIn/Itunu Grace Akinwande
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The Nigerian woman added that though she is not at the place she wants to be, she is now a “doctor mommy” to her children.

Her post on LinkedIn has received massive engagements with over 2,000 comments and more than 26,000 likes.

Below are some of the comments:

Olumayowa said:

"Congratulations Dr. I'm really motivated by your story because I'm also a mother of two children currently on Ph.D study. I look forward to write this as well close to 2yrs from now."

Tayo Ojo said:

"Biggg congratulations Itunu. Please do a video telling this story. It's very helpful."

Emmanuel said:

"Congratulations Dr Itunu."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a Nigerian lady, Nnennia Ngozi Eze, bagged her master of business administration from the Imperial College of London.

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Ngozi noted that if it was not for the coronavirus outbreak, she would be walking “across the podium at the Royal Albert Hall London” to get her certificate.

The lady said despite the pandemic, she feels delighted to have achieved the academic feat which took her two years of serious work and sleepless nights.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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