A Nigerian lady, Deborah Oludimu, has told the inspiring story of her journey to achieving academic excellence.

She took to Twitter to reveal that she did not attend conventional secondary school from JSS 1 to JSS 3 because she was homeschooled. She also claimed that she had no teachers and that her parents were the ones who taught her before she later started teaching herself.

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She further stated that she registered for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and passed it in one sitting when she was 14. Deborah, who is now studying Law at the University of Ibadan, is on her way to making a first-class degree as she disclosed that she has an almost perfect CGPA of 3.83/4. She also stated that she is now self-studying because she does not listen during lectures – she only goes for attendance.

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In her words;

“I was homeschooled from JSS1 to SS3. Had no tutors. Still I, -Made my WAEC papers in one sitting at 14. -Had 290 in UTME. -Currently studying law at UI with a CGPA of 3.83/4.0. Now, I self study and only go to class for attendance, cos I don’t know how to listen in class.”

See the tweet below

See reactions below: 

@chizundu: “Na social studies you dey study for university? Because you need to be taught in the sciences , practicals Dey too”

@mr_sobowale: “Does that not affect your social skills in a way? I am sure you would have gained so much knowledge generally but wouldn’t you have missed out on specific academic knowledge? I have lots of questions. Can we be friends?”

@BiliaminuTohee: “Weting be your name? Make we check BOL This your story dey strangle person but if it’s true, you are extraordinary”

@Dacolls1: “So you did not follow us and sing sandalili, lead praise and worship. Shey you even chop cane like this”

@Adedolapop_: “Interesting… Your mom homeschooled you? I’ve always been curious about how homeschooling works in Nigeria.”

@IGPMANIAL: “How did you handle the UI 75% attendance palava”

@Temiolalekan: “Please, were your parent a full time teacher? Where and what were you doing when they were not around?”

@AugustFlare: “It’s not only about the Schooling and grades. The friends, Experience both good and bad and life connections also matters.”