A recent graduate’s story, a recent graduate of Fourah Bay College identified as Napton Ndanema shared his experience of studying BA in Gender and Development at the Institute of Gender Research and Documentation (INGRADOC) department on his Facebook page. His post captures the essence of the challenges that come with pursuing a degree in a field that is not necessarily one’s area of expertise.
Ndanema’s journey started with his ignorance of his own limitations, which he mistook for confidence, and got him admitted into FBC’s INGRADOC department. However, once he arrived there, he had to figure it all out on his own, and his belief that he could handle things, despite his lack of evidence to support his abilities, was half the battle. The other half was the hard work that he had to put in to succeed.
According to Ndanema, his experience studying BA in Gender and Development at FBC was the deepest and most meaningful one of his studies. This statement highlights the importance of studying a subject that is not only intellectually challenging but also personally fulfilling. He expressed his gratitude to God and all who contributed to making his dream a reality, and described himself as “pregnant with appreciation.”
Ndanema’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of self-belief. Despite being unprepared and lacking in confidence, he managed to overcome his limitations and succeed in his studies. His experience serves as an inspiration to anyone who may be struggling to achieve their goals, and his story is one that is worthy of being shared with a wider audience.