A Nigerian boy identified as Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, has narrated his ordeal and travails in his academic endeavors. According to Ahmadu, he wrote O’level exams 17 times in five years before finally succeeding.
Ahmadu who successfully completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in Kwara State in July 2020, said his mother was the one God used in sponsoring majority of his enrollments throughout the 16 primary schools, 14 secondary schools and the entire 17 O’level examination attempts, including the University Matriculation Examinations (UME) he wrote 5 times.
He recounted how his mom, Mrs. Esther Ahmadu, a school teacher went to great length to ensure he completed his education, including spending all her salaries, doing petty businesses as well as borrowing from people and collected loans from banks in other to sponsor his education and that of his siblings.
He thanked his mother for not giving up on him despite opposing tides and societal challenges.