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Lady who put herself through school graduates with first class after being denied university education by her dad because she’s female

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In a story of determination and zeal to succeed, one Esther Nwankwo has defied the odds by becoming the best graduating student of her department after struggling to put herself through the university.

Esther shared her story though LinkedIn, where she revealed how her father refused to further her education after she finished secondary school.

She wrote: “According to him, his tradition does not support female child education, also due to financial constraints”

Esther says her determination to succeed made her engage in menial jobs to sponsor herself through school.

The graduate who says she was skeptical about her future, added that her determination to succeed kept her going, adding that she was determined and willing to pay the price of success. She continued: “I set out on my path to become educated.

“I took up several menial jobs to save up for higher institution,” Esther said, adding that she took a step and God came through for her.

She secured national diploma, ND and proceeded to become a BSc holder in Accounting from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN.

The young lady who graduated with first-class honours, emerged the best graduating student of her department. Esther became an AAT holder and a chartered accountant while still an undergraduate.

The bookie expressed gratitude to God and acknowledged the help she got from her mentor, Kabir Mohammed and Nwankwo Obinna.


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