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22-year-old Nigerian Lady who lost her father at young age becomes successful, graduates as a Civil Engineer with first-class grade

A brilliant Nigerian Lady named Josephine Adah has overcome challenges caused by the loss of her father at a very young age to ultimately graduate as a Civil Engineer with first-class grade.

Josephine Adah, 22, lost her father at a tender age and despite facing serious financial issues in school as a result, she cruised to success and attained a first-class from the University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria.

Narrating her school experience, Josephine noted that her love for Mathematics as a child propelled her to study engineering, despite being considered a male-dominated discipline.

“I faced financial challenges where I could not afford some of my learning resources at school. However, I am grateful to senior colleagues and classmates that assisted me with books,” she narrated.

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Josephine also noted that she won several scholarship awards while she was a student of the institution. “I started some petty business and got awarded the National Merit Scholarship from NNPC/Total which assisted in easing the financial burden,” she explained.

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Josephine Adah also acknowledged her membership in professional organizations to have contributed to her success.

“When I got to school, I joined communities in school like the Association of Professional Women Engineers in Nigeria (APWEN), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the Association of Catholic Engineering Students (ACES). These communities were the foundation of my growth. They groomed, mentored and taught first-year students how to build character, capacity, the resilience to excel in the tertiary institution,” she said.

She explained that she is looking forward to connecting her Civil Engineering knowledge with the knowledge of Artificial Intelligence. “I am also working towards graduate studies in the interception between Civil Engineering (Infrastructure and Energy) with Artificial Intelligence. I am also committed to supporting youth development organizations to advance quality education, Clean Energy and Sustainable cities,” she explained to Daily Post.

She expressed joy to be the first Engineer in her family and also to achieve that with an outstanding first-class degree.

“I could also perceive the joy and excitement from family, mentors, and friends that contributed to helping me achieve the goal while they sent congratulatory messages. The win was a win for the community,” she stated.

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