Promise Ayomide Adekola, a 20-year-old Nigerian woman, has achieved remarkable academic success by obtaining a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Cyprus International University. She also holds two Master’s degrees, one in Pharmacy from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and another from Cyprus International University.
Promise’s journey began when she left Nigeria at the age of 14 to pursue her education abroad. She gained admission into a Cyprus university by meeting the educational requirement of obtaining five credits in the WAEC result. Her decision to study Pharmacy was influenced by her interest in health-related courses and her desire to avoid direct exposure to open injuries and patients in pain.
Studying in Cyprus provided Promise with a favorable environment, affordable tuition, and a reputation for quality education. However, it also presented various challenges. Overcoming the language barrier was initially difficult, but Promise diligently learned Turkish while attending school, enabling effective communication. Starting university at a young age posed another challenge, but she eventually found supportive friends who contributed to her personal growth and academic success.
Despite the challenges, studying abroad proved to be an enriching experience for Promise. She had the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds, learn about different cultures, and receive an excellent education at Cyprus International University. The university’s global partnerships even allowed her to study in Italy.
Prior to studying in Cyprus, Promise had already achieved notable academic accomplishments in previous schools. She ranked 10th out of approximately 200 students in JSS2 and earned a scholarship for education from SS1 to SS2. Her success can be attributed to factors such as the grace of God, determination, effective time management, and diligence.
Looking ahead, Promise plans to pursue a PhD in Pharmacy driven by her passion for teaching. She also aspires to contribute to research and development in Nigeria and establish a community pharmacy to educate the local community about healthy lifestyles, proper medication usage, and disease prevention. She believes that the Nigerian government should increase investment in education and ensure curriculum relevance to improve the educational system and the country as a whole.