Wow...!!! Pregnant at 18, best graduating student at 25...... Impressive...!!!

6 years ago by: Tony Ladipo
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-- (m) at 5-11-2013 05:29AM (6 years ago)

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Seven years after an unwanted pregnancy forced her to drop out of the University of Ilorin,
Aishat Farooq emerges the best graduating student of the Bells University of Technology,
Ota, Ogun State
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Aishat with her son, Damilola.....

The Punch

Ota, Ogun State
November 5, 2013


When Aishat Farooq gained admission into the University of Ilorin at 15, to study Zoology, little did she know that she was not going to be an alumnus of the institution. That was in 2003.

Despite the fact that she was a high flyer in her first two years in UNILORIN, the now 25-year-old indigene of Ilorin West-Local Government Area of Kwara State got distracted along the line. She played the campus love game and got a shocking result: she got pregnant.

It was in 2006 and in her third year. She was pregnant for a fellow student whom she had been dating. She was disappointed in herself and thought the whole world was crashing on her.  Yet, she vowed not to terminate the pregnancy.

Although she wanted to continue her studies in the university,  she became disillusioned and dropped out at 18. She sought consolation in trading.

But her father, Mr. Shehu Farooq, who believed that his daughter’s academic prowess should not be wasted,  was determined to get her back on the academic track.

Today, Aishat has a different story to tell. On Saturday, she stood tall among her peers at the 5th convocation ceremony of Bells University, Ota, Ogun State,  where she emerged the overall best graduating student with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.93.

“The rebel in me won,” she declared while giving the valedictory address on behalf of the 208 graduating students of the university.

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I hope my story will inspire at least one person to change his or her circumstance. I was pregnant at 18 and by 19 I was already a mother.
I had disappointed my father who believed so much in me. He had such big dreams for me and feared the dreams would become unfulfilled
.”

“I’m a goal getter. I push myself hard. Even here (BELLSTECH) in spite of being a mother, I was pushing for the best despite the challenges.
I wanted to make my dad proud again. Once you are determined, nothing is impossible. Nothing can stop you
.”
Asked if she was involved in any relationship at the Bells, she explained that she was a popular “snob” on campus because the majority of male students were younger than her. Besides, she did not want to get distracted or disappoint her parents and herself again.

She said she has no plans for marriage for now. She wants to pursue a master’s degree programme in Human Resources in the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She added that she also plans to work in a corporate environment to garner experience and afterwards go back to the university to teach “as a way of giving back.”

The second child in a family of eight children, Aishat brought her six-year-old son, Damilola, to the convocation. It was, however, learnt that the Edo State-born father of the boy has since got married to another woman.




-- papadip (m) at 5-11-2013 05:34AM
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My "Congratulations"

The full story is worth reading at source. Less than half of the story was posted.
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-- annabus (f) at 5-11-2013 05:59AM
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I really thank God for your life, I must commend your father most especially for standing by you and giving you another chance, many Parent need to learn from this. You really owe it to him because he's one in a million father. Congratulations.
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-- Lateef67 (m) at 5-11-2013 06:48AM
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Congrat finally u make it am happy 4 u
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-- Doddy (m) at 5-11-2013 07:31AM
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Thank God for ur life

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-- ThoRam (m) at 5-11-2013 07:56AM
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congratulations my dear  Cheesy Cheesy  
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-- merion (f) at 5-11-2013 07:59AM
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good
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-- emekaeneh (m) at 5-11-2013 08:01AM
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-- kelemann (m) at 5-11-2013 08:12AM
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My dear you are destined for greatness. Congrats!
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-- Ableyinka (m) at 5-11-2013 08:26AM
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I am very happy for you. Congratulation.

I thank God for you father for encouraging you.

Please ladies learn from her and cease from abortion, always allow the innocent babies to come this world.

I pray that the hand of God will be on you son and make him to be great.

Love U.
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-- paulohking (m) at 5-11-2013 08:28AM
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congrats sweetie, I'm already in love with u Cheesy lemme marry u and ur son together
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-- Ableyinka (m) at 5-11-2013 08:29AM
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I am very happy for you. Congratulation.

I thank God for you father for encouraging you.

Please ladies learn from her and cease from abortion, always allow the innocent babies to come to this world.

I pray that the hand of God will be on your son and make him to be great.

Love U.
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-- odprince (m) at 5-11-2013 08:32AM
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THIS IS WHY ABORTION IS NOT GOOD..DID YOU SEE THE HANDSOME BOY NOW?WHO KNOWS WHAT HE WILL BECOME IN FUTURE....GIRLS SHOULD SAY NO TO ABORTION...ABORTION IS MURDER
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-- Abusiddiq (m) at 5-11-2013 08:44AM
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masha Allah
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-- dareper (m) at 5-11-2013 09:01AM
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Nice one
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-- vicklove (f) at 5-11-2013 09:03AM
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wow congrat my dear
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-- Pepesy (f) at 5-11-2013 09:52AM
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Congrats dearie
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-- dickman2 (m) at 5-11-2013 10:22AM
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ok
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-- Wysetots (m) at 5-11-2013 10:41AM
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Inspiring !!!!
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-- IDOKOO (m) at 5-11-2013 10:59AM
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Well, congrat sha. but,dis wan wey u don finish school so, na him be say u go start 2 d enjoy joystick wey make ur head burst b4.
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