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Reading: Young Lady Who Was Branded Stupid, Slow Little Girl Has Now Graduated With a Sound Degree From University

Young Lady Who Was Branded Stupid, Slow Little Girl Has Now Graduated With a Sound Degree From University

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Festus Conteh
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Young Lady Who Was Branded Stupid, Slow Little Girl Has Now Graduated With a Sound Degree From University
Young Lady Who Was Branded Stupid, Slow Little Girl Has Now Graduated With a Sound Degree From University

A young South African lady identified as Akekho Omnye has taken to social media to celebrate her latest feat at the same time out pour uncensored vergence over what she has gone through during her slow start in her educational journey.

Akekho failed grade 5 and grade 11 respectively turning her into a laughing stock. She was called many names even her family members are not an exception. They was a subject to comparism with her brilliant cousins, she was called stupid, and slow girl who was doubtful of academic success.

After so many backlashes, Akekho stood her ground to pursue her dreams and shame her forces who were hellbent to bring her down. Today she is a graduate of the North West University with a sound degree.

In her Facebook post:

“I failed grade 5
I failed grade 11
I finished high school at age 20
They called me stupid and slow
I was never the genius, straight A’s
They said I don’t qualify for university, college is where I should go.
They compared me to my cousins.

Look at me now!! The stupid, slow little girl who didn’t qualify for university. The stupid, slow girl who can only go to a college.. the girl who’s cousins are better than her because they finished school before her.

This is me… GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH WEST..
God showed them, He showed them that only He knows, only He decides.. Thank You Lord..”

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.