Lady narrates how her dad despite all odds went back to school and graduated. She revealed how they were told that he was always the best in class but circumstances made him not to go to the tertiary institution.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!
Should we tell them? Yes, we should.
This right here is a picture of my dad in a convocation gown as he graduates from the Department of Music in the Nnamdi Azikiwe university @unizikcampus two days ago.
YES! My popsy went back to school, he went back to times and turned its hands, he fulfilled a long, tall dream and today HE IS EDUCATED. He has always wanted to be, I can’t count how many times he and everyone else we knew told us the story of how he was the best in his class, how he was one of the few people to pass the primary 6 entrance examination to Okongwu Memorial Grammer School – one of the best in the eastern states as at then, how he couldn’t be admitted because there was no money for tuition, how he trekked from ezinifite Aguata to Nnewi to go and beg the Principal to allow him start so that his uncle who already had two of his children in school that same year can breathe from paying theirs before paying his, how he was rejected and how he cried all the way back home as he watched his dreams wipe off before his eyes as he wipes off the sweat and tears 😢… he will always end that story by saying “so I came back and went to go and do boy boy” . He told that story!
Severally, as an advisor, as a wake-up call, in anger, in frustration, and in love. Oh how that story built us, how it informed us, we were so determined , he was so determined to ensure that all of us went to school at least Secondary, he drew blood, sweat, sacrifice just to see that happen, I remember when my two brothers decided on their own to stop at Secondary school so that Ada (me) can have a shot at education, he cried, I cried, we cried but then that’s all we could really do at then.😢 OK enough of the emotional talk 😁 let’s all FOCUS… My dad is a graduate, I can’t loud it enough, just like play play o, he only just wanted to have a secondary school certificate to his name, so he sat for NABTEB , then he went for a diploma then direct entry and today he graduated with a 2.2 at the age of 62.🙌 Dear Daddy, I know this sounds better when you say it, but I am proud of you and I love you, always. Thank you
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