Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu narrated the way he wrote his O’Level exams 17times, in his speech he thanked and was grateful to his widow mother for supporting his throughout the trying times.
Emmanuel gained admission into the University of Benin (UNIBEN) after writing O’Level exams 17 times, he is the fifth child to his mother, Mrs Esther Ahmadu.
According to him, he wrote his O’level 17 times because he wanted to write the examinations on his own without cheating.
These are the following examinations he sat for in five years, NECO, WAEC, NABTEB, NECO GCE and JAMB.
Emmanuel Oluwasayomi completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on 16th July 2020 in Kwara state with so many awards and recommendations bagged for his selfless service to schools in Kwara state.
Emmanuel also received international awards and recently represented Nigeria inside Indian Professors and Mental Health Advocates, where he spoke on “Suicide Prevention” as an offshoot of the Covid-19 pandemic.
After he completed his NYSC, Emmanuel visited his mother’s house to thank her for the sacrifices she made in years past.
Emmanuel told BBC News that his mother was his rock when he was sitting for numerous exams to gain university admission.
He said: “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 five 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 small 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 opposing tides and societal challenges. She encouraged us all the way; she will always say, ‘don’t be tired, all will become well’.”