A young Nigerian Lady identified as Oluwafunmilayo Oni who graduated with second class lower degree beats thousand First Class graduates to win two competitive masters scholarships abroad.
Oluwafunmilayo did not only win the UK Government Chevening Scholarship Award, but she also won the Irish Government Scholarship at the same time both with her second-class lower Bachelor’s degree certificate.
Oluwafunmilayo who is a graduate from the Tai Solarin University of Education took to her LinkedIn handle to celebrate her unique academic achievement noting that she once doubted her ability to win any scholarship due to her low grade.
In her words; “If you graduated with a 2:2 like me, this post is for you.
“For years, I doubted my ability to bag any scholarship for my Masters degree because many scholarship granting organizations often stated clearly that they would rather a minimum of 2:1.
“I remember that I applied for a prestigious scholarship and I was told that my leadership experience was superb and excellent but I didn’t meet the academic criteria because of CGPA from undergrad.
“This year, I was awarded the Chevening Scholarship and the Irish Aid scholarship on the same day. See God 😁! now I have to choose 1. Both are fully funded with diverse opportunities and it pains me that I have to let one of them go.
“So, if you have a 2:2 like me, the journey might be slightly tougher but the world is your oyster! Apply!!!!!
“The Chevening scholarship opens today and the Irish Aid scholarship (Roger Casement fellowship in Nigeria) is open too. Apply and ignore the doubts in your head.
Her post generated thousands of reactions. While many congratulated her, some enquired to know how she did it.
While she is yet to reply, from observations, she got the scholarships because of her leadership role and genuine interest in policy advocacy and economic development.
She didn’t allow her school grade push her down and as been able to have conversations with world leaders.
A look at her scholarship acceptance also cleary reveals why she was picked among thousands.
A little more about Oluwafunmilayo Oni, curled from her LinkedIn profile.
Oluwafunmilayo Ayobami is an advocate for the creation of equal opportunities for the development of women and girls, with extensive domestic experience in quantitative and qualitative research, design, implementation and evaluation of women’s empowerment projects.
She is passionate about proffering solutions to the problems of women and girls especially in resource poor demography, advocating for improved participation of girls in leadership positions and improving the creative faculty of the girl child.
Ayo is a Social entrepreneur, vast in policy advocacy and economic development and renowned for providing business solutions and strategy for organizations and governments to build on and advance new prospects that will tackle challenges facing girls within the African States and beyond.
She continues to seek opportunities to champion causes that are geared towards ensuring human capital development for girls and economic empowerment for marginalised women.
She is the founder of Iranwo Foundation, a non profit whose aim is to provide equal access to economic opportunities for women, through access to leadership and entrepreneurship skills to women and girls in rural areas to promote economic empowerment and financial inclusion for women.
From all of us at ALLSCHOOL, an enormous congratulations to you Oluwafunmilayo Oni.
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