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The Naration Of A Nigerian Lady Denied Admission By A University

A lady called Blessing Ocheido opened up on her page concerning how a university denied her of admission owing to her mobility difficulty.


She said the institution told her was with her during the interview — that due to her disability, she would not be able to engage in compulsory physical activities students are expected to undergo.

The lady also recounted how the development had initially left her saddened. She, however, noted that she later got admission into Ahmadu University (ABU) Zaria, where she eventually got her degree in pharmacy.





“In 2008, I applied to study pharmacy at Madonna University and I was turned down owing to my disability despite my stellar performance at the interview,” she wrote.


“They told my (whom I went with) that being mobility challenged, I will not be able to participate in their compulsory Saturday morning exercises so there was no place for me at the institution. I remember when we left and how my cried her eyes out and told me not to worry. That I was too good for them.”


Ocheido also recounted how she was laughed at by were shocked at why she chose to pursue a demanding course such as pharmacy in spite of her condition.





“Anyway, I eventually got my pharmacy degree from Ahmadu University, Zaria. Even then, there were did not want me to graduate as they simply didn’t see why I, as a person with disability, will dare to aspire to a prestigious course like pharmacy,” she added.

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“Why not Economics or simply sit at and be at the of my members’ kindness? Why did I even dream of financial independence as a on a wheelchair? Omo, I don suffer for this sha.”


The pharmacist lamented the prevalence of discrimination against those with dissabilities in the country.


“But seriously though, why are most institutions so discriminatory against persons with disabilities?” she queried.

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