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Brilliant Nigerian lady wins big in the UK, bags masters degree and full-time employment with UK government

A brilliant Nigerian lady named Roqeebat Hammed has achieved remarkable success in the United Kingdom by earning a masters degree and securing full-time employment with the country’s government immediately after graduation.

Roqeebat obtained her master’s degree in Economics at University of York in the United Kingdom. She shared her achievement of earning the degree on Linkedin stating that she also won the award of student ambassador.

She also shared on LinkedIn that she secured a role as an Assistant Economist in the United Kingdom. She stated that being awarded the International Student Ambassador of 2023 at the University of York was one of her greatest achievements as an international student.

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Roqeebat said it was one of the most fulfilling experiences of her academic life. She applauded herself for the initiatives she took like revitalizing the Nigeria Society and making it a household name within the marketing team.


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She said finding herself at the United Kingdom’s Department for Education feels surreal for her. Roqeebat stated that as an economist specializing in the Economics of Development, she has read extensively about developed economies in the world like the United Kingdom.

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Roqeebat said it was no easy feat for her as she went through the rigorous application process which started in Jan 2023. She stated that she completed two assessments, and two academic transcripts, and passed rigorous scrutiny in the second phase.

She also added that she prepared and attended a three-hour-long virtual assessment and interview process in the 3rd stage while prepping for her second-term master’s exam at the same time.


Roqeebat also said she went on to get a provisional offer which made her go through another 2-month-long background check. She said the process demanded immense resilience, reliance on God’s patience, and self-belief in her deservingness of this role.

Roqeebat bagged her bachelor’s degree in Economics with first-class honors at the Obafemi Awolowo University before she earned a scholarship to study for her postgraduate at the University of York.

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