Lady who refused to marry at young age despite pressure from mum graduates with 4.76 CGPA

Lady who refused to marry at young age despite pressure from mum graduates with 4.76 CGPA

  • A 28-year-old Nigerian lady, Sarah, has conquered all the struggles she has been facing since her teenage years as she bagged first class
  • Refusing to marry as a way to enrich her family, Sarah had to work and study to have a shot at university education
  • The young lady only got support from her parents once when they gave her N12k as a diploma student, full help came from her sister

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The story of a young Nigerian lady identified as Sarah has inspired many social media users. Her employer, Osita Chidoka, went on Facebook to narrate how she faced daunting challenges headlong.

I will marry when I want

According to him, Sarah’s mother wanted her to marry early as a ticket for them to get out of poverty. The young lady who understood the value of education refused outright.

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Sarah smiles in her UNN graduation gown.
The young lady had to squat with friends during her university days. Photo source: Osita Chidoka
Source: Facebook

Despite incessant reminders that marriage was the next thing, Sarah bought her diploma form without letting anyone know. When the University of Nigeria, Nsukka offered her admission, she realised she could not do it alone.

How will she survive with N12,000?

Seeing that she is so resolved about going to school, her parents were only able to raise N12,000, which was a paltry sum to take her through a whole semester.

Sarah’s sister, against talks that she may be wasting her money, supported her sibling financially all through her studies.

In 2013, she finished with a distinction. Her parents still were of the opinion that education would not do much for her. Sarah had to go look for jobs to further her education. That plan proved abortive as the best she got offered was a N12,000 monthly salary.

After the storm came the honour

In between different trials, she resorted to marriage, a plan that got shut down due to genotype issues. Determined to get a university degree, Sarah bore another set of struggles with her sister agreeing to pay just her fees.

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At 28 years old, everything paid off as she bagged a first-class degree with a 4.76 CGPA, becoming the best student in the department of foreign languages.

Read her full story on Facebook below:

As of the time of writing this report, her story has gone viral on the platform with more than 16,000 comments.

YEN.com.gh compiled some of the reactions below:

Okechukwu Eke said:

"You made a hard sacrifice to achieve success. That is a price that goes with it. May God continue to bless u as u toll the right path."

Ounuoha Daniel said:

"You shall find favour from God through human beings, your effort is blessed already, you won because you didn't quit. Congratulations dear."

Toyin Omolaoye said:

"You are indeed a virtuous woman, you are blessed among others."

Mojeed Oluwabukola said:

"Congratulations dear sis. Wishing you all the best in all your endeavours."

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a lady, Mary Otunba, rose above all her past challenges in life to achieve greatness.

She said that though she did not want to attend a polytechnic, she was grateful her dad encouraged her to do so.

After graduating, the lady was confused about what next to do with her life. Luck later smiled on her as she got an internship with a big company.

Source: Yen

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