on this interview with vanguard learning, Eke printed that in order to live to tell the tale as a student, he used ropes as belts and drank garri day-to-day. Excerpts:
i’m Eke Ifeanyichukwu Emmanuel, a first-class graduate of the department of Microbiology, university of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- What have been the challenges you handed thru whereas in school?
I had lots of challenges. one among them was once financial problem. i am from an extraordinarily humble historical past. We live in Aba.
I keep in mind that in my first and 2d years, I used to drink garri (cassava flakes) and devour Fibre energetic
biscuit. It was once a daily ration to me. I also used ropes as belts as a scholar. I keep in mind that then, I had few clothes. No sneakers to where, best slippers.
Having money to pay my charges was once a topic. I stayed within the hostel from first yr till I graduated. In my first year, I was once having an eye fixed problem. Then, i’d be seated in entrance of the classroom. but, i’d no longer see what was once written on the board. No cash to head to the sanatorium for take a look at up discuss less of getting glasses.
I had a D in a three unit load first year path. It was a motivational factor that spurred me into studying extra.
- what is your dream having graduated from the college?
My dream is to continue giving my highest. I see myself as an educationalist. I need to set up schools. I need to change the methods our secondary school students are being taught.