There’s a common saying that goes’ “when one door closes, often we stare at that closed door with teary eyes that we fail to see the other next door that is open’. Well, one Bobai Ephraim Kato lived to defy this saying, when top local Nigerian universities rejected him, but he later turned out to be an academic success story with demonstrated innovative results.
Kato sat for his first Jamb exams in Nigeria but was unable to get the university threshold qualifications. This setback was not about to make him throw in the towel, so he sat for another Jamb exams as he applied to join the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to do Medicine. His second attempt also bore no fruits, he later tried doing the University’s remedial schools and was unlucky again for the third time.
At this point, most people would have already given up and comforting themselves with the justification that they tried all their best; trying three times. But not Kato! He later went for his fourth Jamb exams but this time at the Kaduna State University. He was successful enough to …read more