Lawyer, Trade and Development Expert, Education Advocate, Vanier Scholar, Doctoral Candidate University of Toronto. Commonwealth scholar, LL.M. Cambridge.
May 13, 2021 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
Dear scholarship hopefuls, IF THIS IBADAN GIRL, CAN DO IT, YOU CAN!
I remember how defeated and helpless I felt after JAMB withheld my results, so I could not get into university right away. But, who would have thought that I would go on to win scholarships worth >$250k? 1/8
Despite my challenges with JAMB, I graduated with the best result recorded at the time since the inception of the University of Ibadan Law faculty and went on to law school to win several prizes, in a class of 5k plus students. 2/8
Apr 20, 2021 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
If you are from a developing country and you have family that can pay for your grad school tuition etc, hold them tight, thank them and make them proud!
If you don’t have the financial support, you have to be very strategic about your choice of school, course and country.
March/ April is usually hard because I see many students get into grad school without funding. Some students raise the money but many are unable to. It’s really devastating when a life changing opportunity slips away. I feel your pain BUT here’s how to avoid this situation.
Jan 15, 2021 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
No Twitter thread of scholarships will open the door to funded graduate studies, unless you take the next steps.
I’ve advised many people on grad school scholarships and within 15 minutes, I can almost rightly predict who will get a scholarship in a year or two.
These are the attitudes I’ve observed from those who are successful.
1. They understand they are entering into a competition.
A scholarship application isn’t something you just submit hoping that vibes and insha allah will make the committee select you.
Jul 7, 2020 • 24 tweets • 13 min read
Every year when the Nigerian Law School (NLS) results are released, my heart is heavy because it’s immediately clear that the NLS grading system needs to be examined. #nigerianlawschool#nls#lawschool#nigeria
Last year, the success rate was amazing. However, this year in a class of 2515, approximately:
25% failed the exam
42% had a pass
25% had a second class lower
3% had a second class upper
0.19% obtained a first class.