A man who was kicked out of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in his finals has bagged a first class in the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).
In a LinkedIn post, the man identified as Timilehin P. Abayomi was kicked out of OAU after five years. He stated that he was so desolate he attempted suicide, adding that he also got exiled at home.
However, he choose not to give up and reapplied in FUTA, where he became successful, graduating with a first class in quantity survey.
He wrote: “My Mother and I held ourselves in late 2014, weeping uncontrollably after learning that I had failed in OAU after being accepted to the citadel in 2008. My studentship was withdrawn in my final semester, 5 years later, for reasons I completely accept responsibility for.
“My family and I went through a tough moment of one suicide attempt, exile from home and a family meeting to decide what to do next. I remember insisting on returning to university, and it was FUTA in 2015.
“Fast forward to yesterday, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying with First Class Honours from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, and placed in the top 5% of the university’s graduating class.
“Between these years, I’ve gone through extensive refinement, learned various lessons and grown as a person. Excellence, diligence and tenacity, in particular, have become my watchwords.”
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