Young Nigerian Bags Harvard and Oxford Scholarships from UNIBEN.
Destiny Ogedegbe, a young man, has taken to social media to celebrate receiving scholarships at Harvard University and Oxford University. Destiny became a recipient of two prestigious scholarships from which he settled for Harvard.
In a series of tweets, he revealed that the two prestigious institutions happened to be the only two schools he ever put in for graduate studies.
“These are the only two schools I have ever applied to for graduate studies and I got into both. They both did the right thing, I suspect, because this story is already written in the stars — this is merely the mortal manifestation of God’s ideal. I have no other explanation,” he wrote.
Destiny also shared the reaction of his humble parents’ to this feat. Destiny said it was a case of having mixed feelings. He said they were excited and also pleasantly confused and this is due to their humble background.
“My parents are excited, but also pleasantly confused. This is beyond them. Because from where we come, folks don’t wake up and dream of Harvard or Oxford.
Now, my mum describes me in our dialect as “the child who was born with gold in his hands”. Everyone is happy about it.”, he tweeted.
But who is Destiny Ogedegbe?
A cursory look at his Twitter bio revealed a bit more about his personality. On sighting his LinkedIn profile link, we checked it out. Read his profile’s “About” below:
Destiny Ogedegbe is a corporate lawyer who works with one of Nigeria’s largest law firms in Lagos.
He advises local and international clients in connection with a wide range of corporate finance, project finance, energy and M&A-related transactions/projects.
Destiny is a First Class degree holder from the faculty of law, University of Benin; a feat he also repeated at the Nigerian Law School in 2018 making him the first male law student from the University of Benin to achieve such feat in history. He’s a young scholar with several published works on National and international law journals and has been recognized by JCI International as one of Nigeria’s most promising professionals; amongst other recognitions.
He is an author and an astute social figure who spends his leisure using his social platforms to share insights on standardized ideologies and socio-cultural and political issues.
Destiny also showed immense appreciation to his sponsors, mentors, and friends for being a great support system.
“I have amazing sponsors, mentors, and friends around me. I love and appreciate them all. Can I forget how immensely supportive they have been to me?
Certainly not, not in this lifetime of promise and pleasant surprises.”
Destiny is now enrolled as a candidate in Harvard Law School’s LLM Programme, having picked Harvard University as his choice.
See a snapshot of the tweets below:
Photo Credit: @Mrpossidez Source: Twitter