- A gentleman by the name of Daniel Popemecas Ochomma has narrated how he was not bright academically as a child but now performs brilliantly
- According to Daniel, he used to be called a 'blockhead' but he was recently awarded as the most intelligent male student in his university's department
- Daniel indicates that all it takes is to starve your distractions and feed your focus aggressively
Daniel Popemecas Ochomma, a young man who was described as the dumb one among his siblings when he was growing up, has narrated his grass-to-grace story.
In a conversation with Briefly News, Daniel who hails from Nigeria but has schooled in Ghana for some time indicated that he used to suffer from low self-esteem as he was described as a 'blockhead' back then.
"I was a child then, approaching the puberty/teenage stage of my life, so it really affected my self-esteem knowing people thought me to be a 'blockhead'."
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However, with hard work and the determination to make himself proud, light started to come to Daniel and he became one of the best students in junior high school.
"I took that to the senior level and graduated with same. Everyone applauded and told me I beat their wildest imaginations as they never thought I'd find my footing, talk more of garnering good grades," he added.
To crown it all, Daniel was nominated in Tansian University, located in Anambra, for the most intelligent male award in his department and ended up winning it.
Daniel said he shared his story to tell anyone who may be struggling academically that they can actually achieve success if they are determined to.
"You just have to starve your distractions and feed your focus," he said.
In other inspirational news, Briefly News reported that a biology teacher saw her ex-student on TV many years after secondary school. A young man identified as Tarek has received a very emotional message from the woman who taught him biology in secondary school.
Revealing how excited he was to hear from her, the man posted a snapshot of the message on Twitter where the woman said she saw him on TV. In the email, the woman updated him about her life and how she is no more a teacher but now works with Google.
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Source: Briefly News