I Was Once Advised To Withdraw From School — Toke Makinwa
Toke Makinwa recently took to her Instagram page to share the struggles she had to overcome in university
She was even advised to withdraw at some point
But today she is glad of how far she has come
Popular on-air-personality (OAP) turned author Toke Makinwa has never hidden the fact that she attended the prestigious University of Lagos but little did we know that there was more to her time in the university that she was letting out.
For example, instead of spending the normal four years, she ended up spending more than six years due to her bad grades.
She recently took to her Instagram page to detail how that happened. Read her post below:
“I haven’t always made the right choices but I am thankful for grace. I’m nowhere near perfect, I struggle sometimes but I’m learning to lean on the grace of God to catch me when I fall. It’s quite emotional for me to end my book tour at the University of Lagos cos I remember my time there, I wasn’t the brightest student, I had potential but I was a troubled young girl, I didn’t care much for my books till one day I was advised to withdraw, and I hit rock bottom.
I had nowhere else to go, my grades were bad, so bad the school asked me to leave. Something happened (grace), there was a meeting with all department heads I was granted mercy on humanitarian grounds. My lecturers knew I had it in me but I couldn’t see what they saw, they decided to give me an extra year to turn it around. It was humiliating, I started not quite at the bottom but it was a struggle. My mates had graduated and I was in a new class and boy it was hard but I did it.
I don’t know how but I made a 2:2. Instead of 4 years I spent 5/6 but I made it out. It is important for me to go back and meet with the students in Unilag, the ones doing great and the students that are struggling too. Sometimes it takes sharing your story to inspire someone to believe in themselves and I’m always up for it. Dates will be revealed soon, #onbecomingmediatour #OnBecominginUnilag #TMisComingHome #rockbottomtorockstar #Godschild”
So inspiring. naij