A University of Ilorin graduate, Adebayo Oluwatoyin shared a remarkable story of how she sold noodles and egg across the street to fund herself through the university.
She shared her story on Instagram as part of a social media campaign. Toyin appears to have studied Accounting at UNILORIN, one of Nigeria’s best schools.
Read her story below
“Felt like yesterday when all I always looked forward to was the long sessional holiday… This is just so I could come home and make money for the next session. I had to find ways to make money because there was little my mum could do to meet all the expenses for me and my sister… Some people laughed at me, some encouraged me while some invested their change in my business..
I sold noodles and egg, and from the little I made I made sure I saved something every day. At the end of the three months break, I had enough money to pay my sister and my school fees, my house rent and enough money to last me a whole semester.
By the grace of God I have completed my degree with a Second Class Upper in Accounting from UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN and right now my sister is waiting for her admission into the same university too. Looking back now, it’s my success story because with that kind of hustle, nobody had to run helter skelter to look for money to cater for those expenses.
Just right there, mama’s smile revealed her pride in me…”