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Covenant University graduate dumps juicy job, becomes teacher in rural community



A young Nigerian lady identified as Adelaja Oluwademilade, has narrated how she took a very brave decision to follow her passion career-wise.

The Covenant University graduate, in a post on her LinkedIn page, said that after completing her university education, she knew she wanted to become a teacher. But, peer pressure from seeing friends working in big offices made her apply for a job.

According to Adelaja, despite getting good offers from different places, she was not just satisfied with any.

Interestingly, after going through a note she wrote when participating in a program that was organised for final year students in her school, she had a change of mind.

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In the note, she had outlined her plan for education in Nigeria. The CU class of 2020 graduate took the courageous step and became a teacher in a rural area of Lagos.

In her words; ”When I finished from Covenant University last year, I knew I wanted to become a teacher but the peer pressure from seeing my friends and coursemates work in big offices made me shy away from teaching. I wanted to work in an office first before becoming a teacher.

”I applied and got some job offers but I wasn’t satisfied with all of them! One day, I stumbled on my TTG note (TTG means Towards a Total Graduate. It’s a two weeks program organized for final year students of Covenant University) and I read where I clearly wrote a proposition plan for Education in Nigeria. Then, I asked myself “so what’s going to happen to this plan?”

I finally took up a teaching role in a rural area in Lagos. It was one of the easiest decisions I ever made in my life. My mum suggested some private schools that would be willing to pay me to teach but I refused to work there. I always wanted to work in a place where I would feel happy and fulfilled everyday and that’s exactly how I feel right now. My experience as a teacher so far has been amazing. Teaching is my service to God and Humanity and I don’t take it for granted. Thanks to Street2School Initiative for the opportunity to teach.”

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