A Nigerian boy, Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, has heaped praises on his mother, Esther Ahmadu, whom he said made great sacrifices before he could become a graduate.
Ahmadu who wrote O’level exams 17 times in five years before making it recently completed his National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Kwara State.
He told BBC: “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 oppossing tides and societal challenges. She encouraged us all the way, she will always say, “don’t be tired, all will become well.”