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Despite being heavily pregnant while studying, young Nigerian woman bags first-class masters degree at UK university

Despite being heavily pregnant while studying, a young Nigerian woman named Victoria Chinonye Chukwuma  bagged a masters degree with a First-Class honors from the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom.

Victoria obtained her masters degree in Musculoskeletal management at the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom. Her outstanding performance earned the award of the best-graduating student of her set.

She juggled studying with a part-time job as a physiotherapist while she was heavily pregnant with her son. Victoria stated that the period was difficult for her but the encouragement from her husband and mother gave her the strength to push through.

“Going through the Master degree process while heavily pregnant was admittedly difficult but encouragement from my loving husband and mum gave me the additional strength I needed to push myself through to achieving my dream of qualifying as a physiotherapist,” she said.


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Victoria stated that she wanted to become a qualified physiotherapist after being inspired by the caring nature of her late aunt, fellow practitioner, and Uncle. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Nnamdi Azikiwe  University (UNIZIK)in Nigeria with honors.

She won several awards while a student at UNIZIK. Some of the awards were Best Student in the Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy Class of 2018 and Best Graduating Preclinical Student Class of 2018.

While studying for her master’s degree at the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom, she got married to her husband, gave birth, and was still able to graduate with a distinction grade


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Victoria is currently working as an experienced Physiotherapist in the United Kingdom. She mentioned that she will be furthering her studies by earning a PhD also in the field of Physiotherapy.

In another story, a young mother named Abby Bailiff made an outstanding achievement, she received her doctorate 24 hours after she gave birth to her first child.

Abby Bailiff is a 28-year-old Nurse from Thomasville in North Carolina who delivered her son, Bodie on the 3rd of May 2023. She bagged her doctorate degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in the United States.

Abby said her doctorate graduation ceremony was scheduled for May 4 2023 and she was due to give birth on 27th April but the delivery date was extended. She became more nervous with each day that passed hoping the delivery date would not fall on the graduation day.

She added that she ended up getting induced on May 2, because doctors were concerned about the development of her son’s lungs. Read more about Nurse Ballif HERE.


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