The admission list was out and my name was not there. They said my score wasn't good enough. So I stayed back at home and attended computer school. I wrote the exams the following year and had quite a good score. We were all expectant that my name will be out this time, but no, it wasn't on the list. I cried, I felt bad, family said I should take up the supplementary form for Philosophy. Soon after, I was in year 1, studying philosophy. At the end of year 1, the result was one of the best. I was asked why I want to leave with that kind of result? What if you don't have the admission? What if you don't perform well in Law? No, I didn't leave, I only attempted the exams a third time while doing year 1 in philosophy. So this time, I made it to the merit list with a score above 300 ( precisely 312). Without looking back, I proceeded to Law Faculty, 5 years later, (By now my colleagues in philosophy are done with NYSC) Iseh, Kuseme Emmanuel, was in the list of the best graduating female students 2016 in the 14 faculties, compiled by Centre for Gender Studies, University of Uyo. 1 year later (i.e the 6th year), Iseh, Kuseme Emmanuel was in the list of the 29 first class law school graduates 2017, compiled by the Council of Legal Education, Nigeria. History will have it that in 2017, 2 Akwaibomites made it for the first time to that list; Myself and my then Lawsan President. Who I'm I that thou art mindful of oh Lord! You have been my sufficiency. And I dedicate these feats to You alone.
Why I'm I recounting these? It is to encourage someone out there, yes you! Go for what you want, if it doesn't come on time, just keep moving, and trust God, for by strength shall no man prevail!
I thank my family,my lecturers, my friends, my Senior colleagues, my big friends and distinguished personalities who appreciated this success and supported the call to barr ceremony in cash and in kind. I thank you reading this right now, and I pray God to bless and keep us all for more exploits, Amen.
Makeup- Yours Truly.
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