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9 years after completing her Bachelor’s Degree, brilliant Nigerian Lady bags Masters from Harvard, says delay is not denial

A brilliant Nigerian woman, Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin has graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration 9 years after bagging her Bachelor’s Degree in Nigeria.

Abisoye who attended the University of Lagos, South-West, Nigeria narrated that ever since she concluded her undergraduate degree in 2012, she had never thought of enrolling for her Master’s degree until 2016 when her brother insisted she tries it out.

Abisoye who was named as one of the BBC 100 Women in the world in 2018 explained that she enrolled for her Master’s at the Harvard University, Massachusetts, United States in 2020 after learning that her friend named Uche Pedro had enrolled in the previous session.

“In 2019, my friend Uche Pedro and I were catching up in her house and she told me she had enrolled at Harvard Kennedy School #HKS I was super excited to learn that my very own dear friend was admitted to such a prestigious school,” she narrated on Linkedin.

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Abisoye said she was inspired by her brother and her friend to enrol and as of 2022, she and her friend graduated together.

“Fast Forward to this year. Uche graduated in the year 2020 MC/MPA and I graduated in the year 2021 MC/MPA, here’s a picture of us officially graduating on the same day (May 29, 2022) – due to the pandemic,” she narrated.

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Abisoye thanked her older brother and her friend for insisting she enrolled on her Master’s Degree noting that her success today would not have been possible without their input.

Abisoye is well known for her work on creating an NGO named Pearls Africa to focus on promoting the cause and advancement of vulnerable young girls and women in Africa.

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She also received the prestigious CNN Heroes Award in 2018 for her work in gender equality through digital skills empowerment.

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