A Nigerian man, Mayowa Joshua Amusan, has shared the inspiring story of how he moved from getting F9 parallel in NECO to graduating with a first class degree.

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The young man shared this on LinkedIn while celebrating his convocation from the University of Ibadan.

According to him, he didn’t only graduate with a first class degree, he also emerged as the best graduating student of the department of agricultural economics.

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Taking to LinkedIn, Mayowa wrote,


The first picture attached to this post is a snapshot of my first ever written external examination. I had failed that year in all the subjects I sat for with a F9 Parallel. I had to resit for WAEC three times after that result before I finally cleared all of my papers.

I then proceeded to The Polytechnic of Ibadan. At the start, my CGPA was quite low but with hard work, consistency, and the help of God, I made a Distinction in Agricultural Technology.

Even though I made a Distinction, I was still reluctant to purchase the Post-UTME form for the University of Ibadan because I feared I would not pass the exams.

My parents and siblings believed in me and God-willing I gained admission through direct entry into 200 Level to study Agricultural Economics. I not only made a first-class, but I graduated as the best in my department.

With God, hard work, a loving family, and good friends everything is possible.

Keep at it and DO NOT GIVE UP!”

See his result below,