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A Story That Ends With The Saying: Where there is a will, there is a way

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A Story That Ends With The Saying: Where there is a will, there is a way by : 11:01 pm On May 14, 2018

Narrate an experience you have had or heard about that illustrates  the saying. “Where there is a will, there is a way”


FROM GRASS TO GRACE

Once upon a time, there lived a man named Okoro who had a post-humous child. Okoro was a hardworking man but died two weeks before Momoh was born. Folarin, the widow decided not to marry but work assiduously to train Momoh to any level of education. Momoh had poor upbringing as the family lived in poverty and penury. Infact, they could not make ends meet as they were always in debt. Momoh, despite all odds was an industrious boy. He was not deterred by all shortcomings but rather had zeal and determination to succeed despite all odds. There was no good food to eat, he lacked school materials and had no useful dresses to wear except those given to him by other students who pitied him.

One fateful day when Momoh was in final year in secondary school, the struggling mother slept and never woke up. It was indeed a bombshell that was enough to end Momoh’s hope of living. He cried bitterly but that would not bring back the mother. He imagined the bitter life he would live after the death of his mother. In fact, fate was somewhat unkind to Momoh as this disaster cut him to size. He hadn’t paid the examination fees before the demise of the mother, plus thousands of naira he was owing the school authority. He was neck deep in debt as he hadn’t paid any fees since he entered into senior secondary. However, his financial impotence didn’t affect his academic ability. He always passed any examination in flying colours and more determined than ever.

At the close of registration, the school registered him on credit with the hope that when he finished from school he would engage in menial job to repay the loans granted. He was made to sign some undertakings which he did. Fortunately for him he passed all the nine subjects with distinctions. In fact, he had the best result in the whole federation and consequently, the minister for Education awarded him automatic scholarship for the rest of his education. Not only that he equally passed UME and was admitted to study medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University. It was no problem for him as a result of the scholarship he had won based on his academic performance in final examinations at secondary school.

Life at OAU was average at least as the scholarship only covered tuition and books. He had to engage in some menial job to raise some money for feeding and to purchase other necessary material. He went through fire as  a medical student in pre-c******l years due to lack of funds for most of his needs. He applied to various social organizations for help but to no avail as they claimed, that would amount to duplication of awards as he had already gotten one from the federal government. Despite his academic work load, he h ad to take a part-time employment at a nearby factory as a factory worker. He earned at least a little to meet his emergency needs. At long last, he finished and qualified as a medical doctor. To crown it all, he bagged a first class honours degrees in medicine (MBBS) and was given another automatic scholarship for post graduate medical course. He spent two years at postgraduate medical course and ended it successfully.

At eh completion of his course he was attached to OAU Teaching Hospital for his national service. After the service year he was retained for his deep knowledge of the profession and humanitarian activities. He worked for reasonable length of time before he set up his own medical practice. He had more patients than any other know doctor around. One day his former principal travelled to attend a conference at OAU but was involved in a fatal accident. He was rushed to Momoh private Hospital Dr. Momoh had to battle tooth and nail to save the life of his of his former principal. By the time the former principal regained his consciousness, he recognized his former indigent student and asked the question ‘How did you make it?’ the answer Dr. Momoh gave was ‘Where there is a will there is a way.

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