21yr old Nige­rian bags 1st class de­gree in UK

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Twenty-one year old Husna Umar Ibrahim from Kano state, has just achieved a feat she bagged earn­ing a First Class de­gree in Ar­chi­tec­tural Tech­nol­ogy at the Liver­pool John Moores Univer­sity in the United King­dom.

She also won award for the best Fi­nal Year Project which she wrote on the ur­ban floods re­silience in La­gos, Nige­ria.

In her first year, Husna got an award for out­stand­ing per­for­mance in the univer­sity which is one of the old­est in Eng­land, trac­ing its roots to 1823.

The Univer­sity is well known for pro­vid­ing train­ing, ed­u­ca­tion and re­search par­tic­u­larly to the mar­itime in­dus­try.

Husna at­tended Ades­oye Col­lege, Offa, where she fin­ished with 5.0 GPA. She was the Head Girl of the school, the lead speaker of the school de­bate team and the Ami­rah of the Mus­lim So­ci­ety be­fore she left for the univer­sity.

With the out­stand­ing per­for­mance, Husna has been of­fered a schol­ar­ship by the univer­sity to pur­sue a PhD pro­gramme, cut­ting her off from a Master’s de­gree.

This piece was writ­ten by Ibrahim Kabir Sule @ ik­abir­sule, a for­mer Youthville re­porter

He said: “I am a very cre­ative per­son even as a child. I would pick card­board and make sip­pers for my­self, later I grad­u­ated to buy­ing ma­te­ri­als used in mak­ing san­dals for my­self and friends and that was how I per­fected the art.”

He started the busi­ness in 2002 with N5,000 in Abuja and kept ex­pand­ing with the profit he made. The young en­tre­pre­neur who now em­ploys six oth­ers makes over N10,000 daily, he told our re­porter.

His clients in­clude stu­dents, uni­formed men and in­di­vid­u­als with love for ca­sual footwear, adding that he gets or­ders for sup­plies daily.

Igwe’s chal­lenge is huge funds to buy ma­chiner­ies and im­prove his busi­ness. He urged govern­ment to help pro­vide more ac­ces­si­ble plat­forms on fi­nan­cial sup­port for young en­trepreneurs.

Igwe ad­vised Nige­rian youth to em­brace en­trepreneur­ship say­ing most of them have cre­ative minds that must be tapped into.

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