A young Nigerian man named Abubakar Isa who failed the West African Examination Council (WAEC) twice has persevered and fought back to secure two scholarships to study abroad.
Abubakar Isa shared his story on his Facebook stating that he passed all of the subjects he sat for in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations except for English Language which was one of the compulsory subjects required to enter the University.
Not discouraged, Abubakar decided to register for another WAEC with the hope of scoring an A in all of his subjects. Unfortunately, he failed the English Language subject again but passed others.
Despite failing the second time, he did not give up on his education but instead persevered by improving his studies. He said he decided to register International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Examination.
Abubakar said he studied thoroughly for the examination in a week and fortunately for him, he passed the examination excellently on his first attempt.
”For the first time, I decided to register for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), an English Language proficiency test developed and run by the British Council in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English,” he said.
”I studied for it within a week and achieved a better result,” he added. Abubakar said his excellent performance earned him two different scholarships to study abroad.
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Abubakar bagged his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the Jodhpur National University, India. He is currently studying for his doctorate degree at Chonnam National University in Korea, with his research focusing on the Digital Twin Technology Industrial Internet of Things.