A young brilliant lady who broke a 38-year-old record at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has shared her secret in achieving such a feat.
Recall Allschool had reported that Musa Muminah Agaka an indigene of Kwara State broke a record at Ahmadu Bellow University (ABU) by bagging a First Class degree from the Department of sociology.
In a chat with Legit.ng, Muminah who partly sponsored herself in school, said she did that because she wanted to support her mum.
In her words: “It was the need to support my mum that led me to start selling things (though I was never forced to do so)…The first thing I remember selling was cocoa (one sweet Bonvita…Then later veils, materials, okirikas, so many things …I also did henna artwork and still do this, she said.”
The serial entrepreneur further revealed that she never entered ABU with the intention of bagging first-class, let alone shattering a record that has stood for 38 years.
According to her, she was only focused on doing well at school to encourage her mum.
Muminah recalled an emotional moment she had 5.0GPA in her 300 level and the reaction of her mother. “…The drive for the quest of me breaking the record popped up when I had a 5.0GPA and I saw that bright light on my mother’s face ….Not the first of its kind actually, but that very day it came with tears…I feel so happy and wished to see more of that.”
She admitted achieving the feat came with lots of sacrifices. Muminah said she read mostly at night and usually took a break from studying on weekends.
She also engages in 3 hours discussions with her coursemates on what they were taught in class. The discussion is taken online on social media platform WhatsApp in the event that a physical meeting is not possible.
Sharing another trick that helped her in school, she said: “…I try to also explain to whoever is finding it hard to understand (I learnt that knowledge is only useful when you instill it in others). By doing this I realised it sticks more to my head and more ideas on the whole discussion keep poping up in the course of me explaining,”
“My friends and I do hang out 3times every semester; the beginning of the semester before lecture proper, just before we start proper reading for exams and after our last papers…It really do help reduce tension.”
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