I Used Ropes As Belts, Drank Garri Everyday - UNN Best Graduating Student Reveals

Published 2 years ago by: success Xenab
at 01:59 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)

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Eke Ifeanyichukwu Emmanuel is the 2015/2016 best graduating student of University of Nigeria, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.83.

In this interview with Vanguard Learning, Eke revealed that in order to survive as a student, he used ropes as belts and drank garri daily. Excerpts:

I am Eke Ifeanyichukwu Emmanuel, a first class graduate of the department of Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

What were the challenges you passed through while in school?

I had a whole lot of challenges. One of them was financial challenge. I am from a very humble background. We reside in Aba.

I remember in my first and second years, I used to drink garri (cassava flakes) and eat Fibre active
biscuit. It was a daily ration to me. I also used ropes as belts as a student. I remember then, I had few clothes. No shoes to where, only slippers.

Having money to pay my fees was an issue. I stayed in the hostel from first year till I graduated. In my first year, I was having an eye challenge. Then, I would be seated in front of the classroom. Yet, I would not see what was written on the board. No money to go to the hospital for check up talk less of getting glasses.

I had a D in a three unit load first year course. It was a motivational factor that spurred me into reading more.

What is your dream having graduated from the university?

My dream is to continue giving my best. I see myself as an educationalist. I want to establish schools. I want to change the ways our secondary school students are being taught.

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maxzy277 at 02:07 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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Weldone boy! Every successful person has one or two things to say. Congratulations
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livingstone80 at 05:20 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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well done!!! sometimes GOD allow difficulties in our life for us to improve to be the best!!!
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DrSoba at 05:50 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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Congrats
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nametalkam at 06:08 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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Congratulations, but you dont need to drink garri, be poor or use rope as belt to become best student, all you need to do is to read well and work hard - whether you are rich or poor

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dareper at 06:34 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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everyone have a story to tell. congrat boy.
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angesco at 06:42 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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WELL DONE YOUNG MAN.
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Omatewnle at 07:24 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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I Wish 2 Be Like U When I Graduate
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Omatewnle at 07:24 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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I Wish 2 Be Like U When I Graduate
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Omatewnle at 07:26 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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I Wish 2 Be Like U When I Graduate But I Dnt Wish 2 Drink Garri Every Day Or Use Rope As Belt,,,,,
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Omatewnle at 07:27 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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I Wish 2 Be Like U When I Graduate But I Dnt Wish 2 Drink Garri Every Day Or Use Rope As Belt,,,,,
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akinmanchy at 08:08 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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Nice one son

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Larry28 at 09:10 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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ok
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winace at 10:29 AM, 21/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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Congratulations young man. May all ur heart desire come to fulfilment in Jesus name. Amen
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BournIdentity at 09:05 AM, 24/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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NobsmallTin at all,,, you try
           
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