“My mom has been the one God used – Man who wrote 17 O’level exams before gaining admission

.A man who gained admission into the University of Benin (UNIBEN) after writing O’Level exams 17 times, is celebrating his widowed mother who stood by him.

Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, the second of five children of Mrs. Esther Ahmadu, said the exams included WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, NECO GCE and JAMB were taken in 5 years because he wanted to pass on his own without cheating.

However, On 16th July 2020, Emmanuel completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Kwara State with several awards and recommendations bagged for his selfless service to schools in the state.

Sharing photo with his mum, He wrote: “My mom has been the one God used in sponsoring majority of my enrollments throughout the 16 primary schools, 14 secondary schools and the entire 17 O’level examination attempts, including the University Matriculation Examinations (UME) I wrote 5 times.

“As shocking as it may appear, my mom spent virtually all her salaries thereby neglecting her personal needs as a School Teacher, she borrowed money from people, engaged in all types of petty businesses shamelessly and sometimes went the extra mile to obtain bank loan just to sponsor my enrollments and education and that of my other siblings. She trained us in God’s way from childhood and she never gave up on any of her children despite opposing tides and societal challenges. She encouraged us all the way, she will always say, ‘don’t be tired, all will become well’.”


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