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Nigerian Man Invited to be a Speaker at Same University He Forfeited its Admission 11 Years Ago

A Nigerian man identified as Tunde Onakoya who is the founder of Chess in Slum has celebrated recently being a speaker at the University he gave up on his admission due to fee increment 11 years ago.

In a Twitter post the young man who that he got admission to study medicine and surgery at Lagos State University (LASU) but was unable to attend due to an increment in school fees 11 years ago.

He tweeted: “Back in 2011, I gained admission into Lagos state University to study medicine and surgery, but it was the same year they increased the tuition from 25k to 250k. Had to forfeit as my parents could not afford it. “Today, I’m a @TEDx speaker at the same university.” 

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Nigerians react:

@extremelytemmy said: “If you had studied that medicine, you might not be through yet due to the regular strike and shi*ts happening in Nigeria’s educational systems but then, I am super proud of you, you didn’t allow that to discourage you. You stood up and raised your head. Congratulations!” 

@Wewe_Of_Lagos said: “Congratulations bro, more win, i also forfeit my admission that’s year but also gain admissions to same university in 2016 when the money was reverse back to 25k.” 

@Lordoye1 said: “Wow!!I was given admission to study Mass com that same year .I had to forfeit it,few years later the same School gave me admission to study law after they reduce the school fees and I am currently rounding off my law program at Nigerian law school.” 

@YinusaShina said: “Mehn! I benefited heavily from the ALUTA to get the school fees reduced few years later when it was reduced and LASU needed students to fill their classrooms. Then I got admission to LASU without choosing them on JAMB DE form. Thanks to all those involved in the struggle.”

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