Unfulfilled Ambition(True Life Story)

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Unfulfilled Ambition(True Life Story)

Naija Read
Administrator
Many young girls that started their
academic pursuit on a very high note
ended very badly. This make many
believe that there is a banana peel in
the various institutions of higher
learning in Nigeria that when stepped
on,would definitely cause injuries on its
victims.The story below is a true life
story of a very promising girl but ended
her ambition half way.
My name is Angela. I am from Anam in
Anambra state. I happened to come
from a very poor family but due to my
intelligence, coupled with the fact that
I’m the only surviving child of my
parents,they were very determined to
send me through school despite the
limited resources.As you all
know,education of the girl-child is
almost a taboo in my village.One day
my father said,’’Angela my daughter
what would you like to do when you
grew up?’’I didn’t hide my passion for
banking jobs at all as I told him that I
would want to be a banker and possibly
become the next ‘Soludo’ and the first
female governor of the CBN.
Luckily, I gained admission into the
University of Benin to study Banking
and Finance ,bringing me closer to the
actualization of my dream. Throughout
my 100 level, I was very studious and
hard working ,spending most of my free
time in the school library. I was very
stunned to see that most people
around me didn’t bother to put so
much effort into their school work and
I wondered how they would succeed in
life with such nonchalant attitude.
Surprisingly, the ones I viewed as
unserious were the ‘big boys and girls’
on campus.They had their own cars
and were the best dressed on
campus.At a time,I stared to envy
them and this eventually took me to
the other side of school life.I became
close to a girl,Ovie,in my department.
She rarely ever attended lectures but
was very rich.On a fatefulday,we both
exchanged numbers and soon became
best of friends.
Interestingly, I found out that she was
not from a rich home but she got her
her money by going out with older
men,she called ‘sugar daddies’.Soon
she introduced me to some of these
rich old men who were mostly
politicians and powerful business men.
Suddenly,my financial status changed
and I moved from the school hostel to
a two bedroom flat in Benin town.My
appetite for academic work dropped
because I was made to believe that
the essence of school is to make
money,which I already had.I lost sight
of what was ahead and forgot my
ambition and this affected my
semester results negatively and my GP
dropped to less than 2.0 but I cared
less.
Often, I travelled to Abuja and at other
times,I went outside the country with
my ‘sugar daddies’.I dressed
expensively and even bought things I
didn’t need.My parent became worried
but trust students,I told them
intelligent lies to cover it up.One of my
numerous ‘sugar daddies’ even bought
me a brand new KIA product,one of
the latest cars at that time.
The reality dawned on me when one of
them who promised to marry me
irrespective of my result,told me that
our contract had come to and
end.Expectedly,I graduated with PASS
(let my people go) and I found myself
working as a clerk in my uncle’s firm
because my result could not afford me
a plum white collar job.I saw my
dream and ambition crash in front of
me.I became ashamed of myself as I
sold my car and travelled to Abuja
where I met a young man who owned
a small boutique.Now,am married but
still live a life full of regret,for not
facing my studies.I wish I could turn
back the hands of time,then I would
have studied very hard and made a
good result but it is impossible.I
decided to tell this story so that many
young girls out there may learn from
my mistakes.I am most grateful to God
that He spared me and didn’t allow me
to contact any deadly disease such as
HIV/AIDS