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Reading: Young Nigerian Woman Achieves Dual Architecture Degrees in One Day, Bringing Joy to Parents

Young Nigerian Woman Achieves Dual Architecture Degrees in One Day, Bringing Joy to Parents

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Aisha Janki Akinola, a young Nigerian woman, has achieved an incredible feat by obtaining both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh on the same day. Aisha, who moved to the United Kingdom to pursue her studies, completed her high school education at Federal Government Sokoto in Nigeria before continuing her studies in Ghana for an Advanced Levels Program.

After completing her A-levels, Aisha was awarded a Mastercard Foundation scholarship, which allowed her to transfer her credits from her bachelor’s degree to her master’s degree. This unique opportunity enabled her to earn both degrees simultaneously. Aisha proudly shared her achievements on Instagram, expressing gratitude for the support she received from her parents and the sacrifices they made for her education.

Despite facing various challenges, including depression, heartbreak, and an accident, Aisha remained determined and resilient throughout her academic journey. She acknowledged the difficulties she encountered but emphasized the importance of perseverance and self-belief in achieving success. Aisha also expressed her appreciation for the Gambian family that welcomed her when she moved to the UK, as well as the Mastercard Foundation for sponsoring her education.

In offering advice to those planning to study abroad, Aisha encouraged individuals to step out of their comfort zones, connect with others, and embrace new experiences. She emphasized the significance of networking and building relationships within one’s community. Aisha’s remarkable accomplishment serves as an inspiration to students everywhere, reminding them that hard work and determination can lead to extraordinary achievements.

In addition to her impressive accomplishments in the digital world, Aisha recently achieved a remarkable feat in academia. On a single day, she earned dual architecture degrees from two prestigious universities.

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Aisha’s journey towards this achievement began when she was accepted into both the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow for their architecture programs. Determined to make the most of this opportunity, she decided to pursue degrees from both institutions simultaneously.

Balancing her studies at two universities was no easy task. Aisha had to carefully manage her time and resources to ensure she could meet the demands of both programs. She often found herself working late into the night, fueled by her passion for architecture and her desire to succeed.

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Despite the challenges, Aisha’s hard work paid off. On graduation day, she proudly walked across the stage at both universities, receiving her degrees in architecture. The joy and pride on her parents’ faces were evident as they watched their daughter accomplish such a remarkable feat.

Aisha’s achievement not only brings joy to her parents but also serves as an inspiration to other young Nigerians. She has become a role model, showing that with determination, hard work, and a clear vision, anything is possible.

As a digital creator and social media influencer, Aisha continues to use her platform to advocate for black students and uplift the black community. Through her organization, the ‘Black Ed Movement,’ she aims to address systemic racism within educational institutions and provide support and resources for black students.

Aisha’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the ability to overcome obstacles. Her dual architecture degrees in one day are a testament to her dedication and passion for her field. With her continued drive and determination, there is no doubt that Aisha will continue to make a positive impact in both the digital world and the architectural industry.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. 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