“I Wrote JAMB again after NYSC”

May 14, 2019

“I cannot remember when I decided it was medicine or nothing else. I got admission to study medicine at the University of Benin twice but Uniben was not accredited so I couldn’t study it. Losing that admission twice before I finally settled for Biochemistry didn’t deter me from my goal.”

“The stress, pains and disappointment that came with Biochemistry didn’t deter me from my goal either. When I was done and I said I wanted to go back to school, I had little or no support. Frankly, I don’t know why I kept on pushing but I’m glad I did.”

“I wrote UTME twice after NYSC and four times in a total. Today, I don’t have just my Medicine degree but the support of my family and friends as well as some really good grades. Some days it’s hard, especially when your secondary school mates keep on sending you their Wedding IVs and your present university classmates are not even as old as your youngest sister.”

“But then I remember this has always been what I wanted and the inner peace I get doing this. I truly believe this is my calling. All that makes up for whatever sadness or momentary depression I may find myself in from time to time.”

  • Anon. University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State.
Segun Akande

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