A Nigerian student, Timilehin Abayomi, has taken to social media to share his success story after graduating with a first class degree from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA.

Nigerian student expelled

In a lengthy post he shared on LinkedIn, Timilehin revealed that in 2014 he failed after 5 years in OAU and was expelled from the university.

According to him, he and his family went through a tough time which included exile from home and one attempted suicide. He however resolved to start over again in FUTA.

Nigerian student expelled

In a fortunate turn of events, Timilehin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying with First Class Honours and was placed in the top 5% of the university’s graduating class few days ago.

Listing his achievements in FUTA, he wrote,

“« I co-founded Inside FUTA, a news organization that helped the institution reintroduce campus media.

« I won the prize for most distinguished first-time member of the House while representing my department at the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

« Represented the University and competed against peers in national debate, entrepreneurship and construction competitions.”

Timilehin expressed immense gratitude to God, his mother, and friends who believed in him and didn’t give up on him through out the whole process.

In his words, “failure is not final, no matter how fatal, for he who falls shall rise again.”

Read his full post below,