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Nigerian Woman Gets Her PhD After Struggling For Many Years In US

A Nigerian woman identified as Nwamaka Oparaoji has taken to social media to narrate how she survived since she lost her father at the age of nine.

Nwamaka, who took to her LinkedIn page to share her story, said she travelled to the United States with a bachelor’s degree and worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-through window.

According to her, she made $50 per week, took three buses to work and got paid $5.60 per hour. The woman, who said she was given a childhood pet name that means worthless woman, said she also worked as a nursing assistant.

Nwamaka said she started education all over again from English 101 at a community college and worked three jobs while raising 3 boys despite the fact that she was in school full time. The Nigerian national said she worked night shifts at a hospital for over 15 year so as to go to school in daytime All her hard work and determination to succeed eventually paid off as she has now bagged her doctorate degree. Nwamaka disclosed that she is the first in her family to achieve such feat. She expressed gratitude to God for making it possible. She also thanked family and friends as well as her employer for their supports.

 

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