A young lady who bagged a first degree after 14 years has shared her touching story.
Omoerijesu Temilade was confined to a wheelchair after an accident while in her final year.
Following the tragic accident, she struggled to survive and after 14 years, was able to graduate.
Temilade happily shared her story on Facebook.
According to her, she enrolled at the Federal University of Technology, Akure ( FUTA) to study Microbiology 14 years ago before the tragic accident.
She finally bagged her degree on November 26, 2021 after activating her programme once again in 2019.
“Thank you Jesus for completing this testament, first degree bagged after 14 years and is not complete without mentioning my Alma Mata and a reputable institution called Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA).
“I celebrate you today and always as I celebrate God in my life and all my Heroes. I had the opportunity to complete my first degree after 9 years due to a massive break following the road traffic accident I had during my final year 2012, and FUTA came to term with my vision of completing what I started with my reputable institution on requesting for my studentship reactivation though after some moves prior 2019, even though there are changes physically but my institution with great minds of great Academia agreed at a meeting point with my prestigious department and my dreams of completing my first degree was actualized as no stone was left unturned.”
“Classes attended, Assignments done, Tests and Exams taken, seminars presented, project done and defended with God Almighty showing Mercy.
Though Covid 19 lockdown set in after gathering momentum for the studies again and the phase passed away and 2021 came the time of the reality of the vision that was almost shattered but Mercy said “NO”
She also adviced people not to give in to their problems stressing that though the journey might be a bit tough, they should focus on the light at the end of the tunnel.
“I appreciate my Beloved Parents, Wonderful Siblings, Families and Friends that I shared this vision with and they gave their supports
Happy 40th Anniversary Great FUTA and Happy Convocation to me.
“I appreciate every expression of love shown by Class 12 and Class 20 and every Student and Staff that gave their hands and legs of assistance running errands for me and hands to lift.
I appreciate you all. I’m really grateful.”
“Thank you for all of those welcoming smile and I can’t forget the memorable reception I got from my department on resuming back to School and FUTA community as a whole. You are all my Heroes. It’s a reality today and I’m glad you are here to see and celebrate with me. Forward ever, Backward never.”
Mrs. Temilade went on to thank the staff of her department and also FUTA ASUU for their love and support while also showing her gratitude to those who offered prayers on her behalf during her ordeal.
“To all praying and interceding for me, God bless you exceedingly and to all contributing financially, God shall replenish you. For all of the moral supports I got, you are blessed. Thank you My Husband, you are lifted up forever.”