A 48-year-old woman, Christiana Samuel has abandoned her village farm work early 2020 to write her O’Level examination for the first time.
Her niece, Amadi Faith, who took to her Instagram page to share the news stated that Christiana’s son was a second-year medical student whom she was sponsoring through her farming.
She also disclosed that it has always been the dream of her aunt to study nursing and even though she was worried about writing the West African Examination Council with her daughter’s age mate, she finally overcame her fears.
Read the full post below; “My mum’s twin sister, Christina Samuel, a village farmer with no previous education due to poverty and 3 kids from early marriage, writing her first o level exams waec at 48years.
Her first son is a 200level medical student sponsored by her farming. She hopes to study auxiliary nursing which has been her life long dream and so after making up her mind, she quit farming this year and sent her kids to family members so that she could study and enrolled in waec.”
“She was willing to starve if it meant studying instead of farming so that she could meet up the curriculum given to her.
Initially, she was worried about writing waec with her daughter’s age mates and also had fears of passing the waec but not being able to finally afford to study the nursing of her dreams seeing how she practically had to save for a year just to register and write her exams without bothering about her son’s School Fees. Knowing how excited she was, I told her to start afraid, as long as she was determined someday she would be a nurse if she doesn’t give up, even if it means studying at 60 when her children must have finished schooling and we might all be financially strong enough to sponsor her.”
“Poverty can limit your ability to achieve your dreams Christiana but it should never stop you from daring to dream. I know how hardworking, honest, cheerful and peaceful she is. I know you would have made an amazing nurse if not for the fault in your stars. I just want to encourage her for pursuing her education at last despite age and financial barriers. Please say a word of encouragement for her.”