By Ayo Ajayi
For Miss Faith Onyekachukwu Ojumah, the joy of graduating as the Overall Best Student of McPherson University, Seriki-Sotayo, Ogun State, would have been full if her mother were alive.
The 19-year-old Computer Science graduate with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4. 84, has promised her mother she would make her proud whenever she completes her university degree. Unfortunately, her mother died years before she gained admission into the university.
“I believe my mom would be proud of this wherever she is now because it is a promise I made to her. I am only sad that she is no longer with us to witness what I have achieved today,” she said in an emotion-laden voice.
Faith said the demise of her mother sets a great deal blow on her and her family. She would have given up on schooling due to finance, but for strong will and determination to make her parents proud.
“Each time I felt the impact of this inadequate finance, I would want t give up on schooling, but I bore the pain because there was no reason to surrender. All of these reinforce my determination to succeed and also taught me to be a strong-willed lady with focus on excellence.” She said.