A brilliant Nigerian man named Awe Ayodeji Lucky has abandoned his ongoing studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria, West Africa in his fourth year after he was awarded a scholarship to study in Japan.
Ayodeji who was a student of Agricultural Economics ought to study for five years but after his fourth year in the institution, he was awarded the Japanese MEXT Scholarship, and granted the opportunity to study Robotics in Japan.
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Ayodeji Lucky revealed that he has wanted to study abroad since he graduated from high school, but his parents couldn’t afford to send him, so he decided to apply for scholarships.
“It all started in 2016 after graduating from high school. There was no way my family could afford the cost of sending abroad despite the fact it was my mega dream,” Ayodeji said.
Narrating his experience while applying for scholarships he said getting the scholarship wasn’t easy, he noted that he had a lot of rejections and that the years 2017 to 2020 were the most difficult for him.
“I started applying for scholarships that did not require a language test certificate and SAT. The more I applied, the more rejections I got. Even people I guided were able to make it. It was my most difficult times (2017 to 2021)”
Ayodeji while narrating his story, revealed that he applied for the Japanese MEXT Scholarship five times before winning on his fifth attempt. According to him, the award is believed to be the toughest Asian award in the world.
“Now, Japanese Government is going to invest some huge amount of money in my education. The Scholarship covers everything. I’m just grateful that I didn’t give up.” Ayodeji narrated
Ayodeji, who left Nigeria in June 2022, said he will be studying Robotics and added that he chose the programme to help tackle the insecurities in Africa.
“I’ll be studying Robotics for some years. I’m just passionate about AI technologies, it is the future. I see myself in 2030 building autonomous remote control robots that can map, track, rescue and present real time analysis to curb the rising insecurity in Africa,” Ayodeji said
The young Nigerian who left Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), says he helped hundreds of students throughout his time there and believes his goodness has paid off. He also served as the General Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economics Stident of the institution.
“I was a student of OAU and during my time in OAU, I helped as many students as possible to pass. Like if I should start counting I’ll lose hold, hundreds of students in different fields. I believed everything later paid off,” Ayodeji said.
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Ayodeji hopes his story will inspire as many students as possible not to give up on their dreams. He also hopes students and the general public will always remember that it pays to be good and kind.
“And Lastly, delay is not denial, don’t give up“ ayodeji inspires