One of the proudest accomplishments of my life was earning my Bachelors degree. Although earlier in my life the chances of ever getting a university degree looked bleak, spanning from my inability to speak properly when I was younger to having problems reading words, I fought a hard battle to teach myself to speak and read fluently like other kids around. Even though my mother was a petty trader with little education and my father was a businessman with little income, they fully understood the importance of education as it relates to a child's chances of success in this part of the world.
For me, what has always been my motivation to excel has been the fact that from a young age I have never never had anything in excess and I have always been somewhat familiar with the concept of scarce resources and management even before ever obtaining a formal education. I progressed educationally and went on to study Business Administration. With funding from private donors, church and family members, I enrolled in Bowen University and graduated in 2018.
I have some years of experience in Business operations optimization, Human Resources Management and digital marketing where I have used my skills to increase the visibility of various companies I have worked with by employing innovative ideas and solutions to boost sales and revenue. My employers can attest to my ability and passion for merging the world of business with technology-driven approaches to solve problems in the most efficient way possible. One example was while I was working in the Nigerian Ports Authority as a New Business Development Officer. I identified how the government could use technology to decongest traffic around the Lagos port complex. In collaboration with the ICT department and private sector partners, I came up with an electronic call-up system application for truck drivers. This application greatly decongested the Lagos port complex and I was awarded for my effort. I also have experience in the Human resources as a Human Resources Assistant where I used my skills to ease the Human Resources processes in the organization including Conducting staff satisfaction surveys to determine employee satisfaction and made recommendations for improvements, Ensuring prompt processing of staff benefits, wages and exit processes. I am very hardworking and diligent.
I always felt the need to take my education further beyond the shores of Nigeria as my insatiable urge for self Development, creating new innovative ways of solving problems and adding value at every point in my life has compelled me to seek rare opportunities with the sole aim of gaining knowledge and skills where most people deemed impossible considering my background. I applied to the University of Chester months ago to put in for my masters in International Business and to the glory of God I got an unconditional offer to study.
However, due to the present economic situation of things I my home country Nigeria spanning from low wages to inflation and most importantly the weak Naira against the Pounds Sterling I am unable to pay my tuition. I reached out to the school and applied for multiple scholarships. resumption date is Feburary but I have to get everything ready including payment of initial deposit and visa processing ready as soon as possible. I have reached out to various groups to help out but got no response. I humbly request help with my tuition and travel related fees and I honestly have tried everything legal to raise money.
This masters means a lot to me as all my life I have strived hard to get whatever I have today. I have had to work twice as hard as anyone else to earn a living and help others around me including my siblings and I even volunteer as an administrative/Logistics assistant at the Nigerian Red Cross Society. I do everything possible to help people around me either with cash or rendering services. I would appreciate if my plight is favorably looked into as I pledge to donate 30 to 40 % of my future earning towards helping others achieve their educational and medical needs.