Urban Education: 18-Year-Old Nigerian Girl, Oyindamola Olagunju Graduates From UK University With 1st Class In 2 Courses

Urban News: Nigerian Girl Oyindamola Olagunju, 18, Graduates From UK University With 1st Class In 2 Courses

A Nigerian teen Oyindamola Olagunju, 18, has graduated from the University of Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom, with first class in two courses combined, computer science and robotics at 18.

Nigerian Girl Graduates From UK University With 1st Class In 2 Courses (2)

Oyindamola was offered admission into nine universities including the UK, US and Nigeria at the age of 15. However, her preference was to study in the United States but her mother preferred the UK due to proximity and time difference issues. Again, the teenager’s choice course of study was a subject of discuss as she wanted to study robotics while her mother wanted something else.

 

 

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However, Oyindamola got the support of her father though her mum refused to back up. The family eventually reached a compromise in which she combined computer with her robotics’ choice.

 

 

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Those close to me know I hardly ‘expose’ my children on social media despite many feats but this I cannot help as my darling daughter graduates from the University! Our own Oyindamola graduated from the University of Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom with FIRST CLASS in two (what I would term difficult )courses combined- Computer Science and Robotics at 18(and a half, she likes to round it up to 19 😁)! And she is the only graduate of Computer Science and Robotics in the entire school for her set! Oyindamola was offered admission into 9 universities in the UK and the US and many others here at home at the age of 15. She wanted the US but I preferred the UK because of proximity and time difference issues. She wanted to study Robotics, but as an African mother, I wanted a course that I don’t have to be ‘explaining’(don’t blame me abeg 😀😀),even though her daddy said to let her be. So we reached a compromise and she said she’d do both! Then the search for a university that would allow her combine both at the same time and we found the University of Bedfordshire. I remember my train ride back to London from Luton when she resumed- I cried all the way, just wondering how my baby would cope without family at such ‘tender’ age. And what about all the fear mongering- with tales of drugs, depression, truancy and even failure, I wondered how she’d cope with the courses! With no Foundation too! So with my faithful agbanilagbatan God watching over her, and us just dashing in to check on her when we could, my Oyindamola not only held her own, she did it in flying colours! God indeed does not share His glory! My own child was programming and building robots for assignments and projects and it felt surreal seeing her explain to me how they work!(Don’t ask me if I understood 😀). Please permit me the liberty to bask in my pride today, my heart swells with so much of it. All the “Mummy is too strict; mummy will say No, let’s ask daddy” have paid off. Today I, Oluseun am a proud mother! This indeed is the Lord’s doing! #proudmum #beautyandsupersonicbrains #thisishowweslay #seunolagunju

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There was a slight challenge on the way as the family had to find which university would allow her combine robotics with computer. Eventually, University of Bedfordshire was chosen and her broadcaster mother, Seun Olagunju, took to her social media handles, Facebook and Instagram, to celebrate her daughter’s success.

 

 

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