JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER

This is a collection of real life weekly experiences faced by a student mother, while in the University and managing with two kids, its an experience to always follow.

JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER: EPISODE 14

4TH WEEK INTO EXAM A MOST CHALLENGING PERIOD The challenges an average Nigerian student faces during the course of acquiring knowledge from all academic levels, primary, secondary and most especially the tertiary level, is beyond measures. This has left the educational sector of our economy still crawling as we youths can not even boast of

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JOURNAL OF A STUDENT-MOTHER: EPISODE 13

I MISS SCHOOL (2) – RELIVING THE NIJ DAYS “I still miss school, I miss the institution I attended before this one, where school never had to be shut down on such a short notice and where I was as close to my daughter as I would love to be now…” I resumed the Nigerian

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JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER: EPISODE 12

I MISS SCHOOL Spending three weeks at home on a holiday one didn’t prepare for is something a student don’t come by always. Favorable to several students, and displeasing to a handful. I stand between both, enjoying the days while agitating for resumption, for reason(s) mentioned in the last episode. Now, school is set to

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JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER: EPISODE 6

As a woman, you can decide to be a cook or a guru. We live in a world where one would end up being truncated if not educated… Everyone deserves to be educated, women especially. No one is meant to be cut off world’s affairs or left blind even though not visually impaired, because that’s what happens

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JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER: EPISODE 5

I had a choice but I chose this! Choice is simply an act of choosing between two or more possibilities. It involves mentally making a decision from multiple options,  and selecting one or more of them. Choices can be simple or complex. Simple choices have relatively low-impact on the chooser’s life overall, like what to eat for breakfast or what

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JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER: EPISODE 7

What should I do if I have no one to care for my child and I want to go to the university? “What happens when the woman seeking education does not have a living mother to stand in for her when she is away and especially when the mother of the husband is also late? What happens

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JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER: EPISODE 8

Lecture-free week; awesome moments with family! School started fully about ten weeks ago, and in these weeks I’ve only been able to spend about 20 days collectively, with my children. So you can imagine my joy after hearing about a Lecture-free week which was due to the convocation ceremony to be held for graduating students

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JOURNAL OF A STUDENT MOTHER: Episode 11

Open letter to our VC School has been shut down for the past two weeks now, (due to reasons that cannot be discussed at length here) and I’ve been home all through, enjoying the moments with my children while it last. Knowing fully well that there might be no such luxury after school reopens until

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Journal of a Student mother: Episode two

A WORRISOME MIND Several studies have shown that women worry over things more than men do. We go to great lengths to ensure we’re doing things the way we love to do them, and we complain when it’s not done the way we want after requesting someone to help us with it. However, the worries of a great

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Journal of a student mother: Episode 3

“I planned to get married while in school and planned having babies immediately after marriage… “ The above was the exact statement of Aderinoye Ameenar, a final year student of faculty of Arts, department of foreign languages at Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife, Nigeria. Ameenar is a student mother who shares her story in the “journal

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