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“Even if it means to starve” – Determined 48-year-old mum writes WAEC exam, aspires to study Nursing

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A determined 48-year-old mum of 3 has enrolled for WAEC exams as she aspires to study Nursing even if it means to starve.

48-year-old mum writes WAEC

@Azaaa_FireQueen (Amadi Faith) who happens to be her niece, took to Instagram to narrate the story of how her aunt is determined to get a Nursing Degree.

According to Faith, her 48-year-old aunt is writing the ongoing WAEC examinations.

Faith also revealed that her aunt has no previous education owing to poverty and lack of sponsorship.

She also revealed that her aunt whom she identified as Christina Samuel is a peasant farmer in the village, and has 3 kids from an early marriage.

Christina Samuel trains her children in lower and higher institutions of learning using proceeds from her farm.

The 48-year-old mother of 3 says her ambition is to either become a Nurse or a Midwife, even if it means starving to achieve her desired aim.

Noting that poverty has made several people unable to achieve their heart desires, Faith used her platform to plead with the general public to help her aunt achieve her dream.

Faith Amadi, her niece wrote on her Instagram page;

“My mum’s twin sister, Christina Samuel ,a village farmer with no previous education due to poverty and 3 kids from an early marriage, writing her first o level exams waec at 48years .

Her first son is a 200level medical student sponsored by her farming . She hopes to study nursing or become a midwife which has been her life long dream and so after making up her mind, she quit farming for a while this year and sent her kids to family members till school resumes so that she could study and enrolled in waec. She was willing to starve if it meant studying instead of farming so that she could meet up the curriculum given to her .

Initially she was worried about writing waec with her daughter’s age mates and also had fears of passing the waec but not being able to finally afford to study the nursing of her dreams seeing how she practically had to save for a year just to register and write her exams without bothering about her son’s School fees.

Knowing how excited she was , I told her to start afraid, as long as she was determined someday she would be a nurse if she doesn’t give up, even if it means studying at 60 when her children must have finished schooling and we might all be financially strong enough to sponsor her .

Poverty can limit your ability to achieve your dreams Christiana but it should never stop you from daring to dreaming. I know how hardworking, honest , cheerful and peaceful she is. I know you would have made an amazing nurse if not for the fault in your stars . I just want to encourage her for pursuing her education at last despite age and financial barriers.”

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