A Kenyan man has the entire internet praising him for what he’s accomplished in the shortest time possible.
The man, Mr. Mwangi Mukami scored a D+ in his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination which left his chances of enrolling in college very slim to none, at least in the Kenyan education system because his grade was below the minimum requirement.
As fate would have it, Mr. Mwangi moved to the United States for greener pastures and decided to enroll himself to fulfill his life-long, childhood dream of going to college.
Recently, the 36-year-old just attained his 5th college degree in the United States of America and had something to say about all of his doubters.
“I have just received my graduate diploma from UC Berkeley. 20+ years ago, Kenya’s education system wrote me off as a failure because I had a D+.” Mr. Mwangi said in part.
“I remember vividly saying to my peers that I wanted to be a policymaker or an attorney.
Their response was a burst of collective laughter and sneer. But here I am—five degrees at 36. I hope God grants me a long life, success, and wealth to open doors of opportunities for more D+ students.”
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“For the misfits, the rejected, and the oppressed. Congratulations to my mom. The degree is a reflection of her tenacity. I am grateful and honored to have wonderful brothers and sisters who support and trust my ability to achieve: Elizabeth Mwariri Keyym Peters, Lissa Irvenne Kayte Khulgal Jeph Collins.
“I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of Kay Ventura, Carol McCrary, and Betty Mc Crary Alarms, And I can’t forget Elizabeth Woods for the many nights she drove to take me to school.
“Jim Foti for the countless recommendation letters Joe Beasley for an initial grant to attend a community college. I am because of all these people and I couldn’t be so grateful and honored to have them in my life. For Nick, the next step is a JD.”