Ali Shuaibu Baba A First Class Graduate Of Computer Science Who Slaughters Chickens For Self-sponsorship
Dr. Mohammed Goge, Saturday, shared this inspiring story of a First Class graduate, from a poor family, who makes a living as a chicken dresser in Yobe, while awaiting his NYSC.
The young man, Ali Shuaibu Baba graduated from Yobe State University this year. His family’s source of income is from slaughter and dressing of local chickens. It was through the business that he paid his school fees.
I thought I met just a poultry dresser. later I realised that I met not just a Computer Science graduate but a FIRST CLASS graduate. ”
On our way coming back from a wedding with a friend Suleiman Dauda, we decided to branch and pick some local chickens for the December break. after buying the chickens we proceeded to meet a skilled poultry dresser for slaughter and dressing.
Upon arrival, I was surprised when the owner of the stand called my name:
He said “Dr ina wuni (Good afternoon Dr)”
I was like, may be he was one those people who knew me through social media, as he started his work. I now became curious and asked him, if we have we met before?
He said yes sir, ”I attended the occasion of the launching of your scholarship program,” he said.
“Are you a student?” I asked
“Yes sir, but I have graduated this year (2018). I’m now waiting for my NYSC.” he said.
“What did you study?”
“I studied Computer Science.”
“What’s your class of degree?”
‘I graduated with FIRST Class, sir”.
I now moved closer and below is some excerpt of our conversation…
Ali Shuaibu was a determined young man from a family who were poor by Economist Index but rich in heart and determination to succeed by all odds.
The family source of income was from poultry slaughter and dressing and a times retail of local chickens.
He attended FGC Azare but almost missed his WAEC because he couldn’t raise N36,000. He then resolved to go back home and write WAEC at the Government Secondary School Kukuri.
Father (whom I also met today) insisted that he would have to work hard to raise the said amount before the WAEC.
Ali came home, worked along with his father until they met the N36000 requirements. He wrote his WAEC and got one of the best results.
Ali applied, sat for and passed remedial science examination.
“I didn’t know anything about computer, because we didn’t have it in our house but I still applied for the course.
“in my part 1, it’s all science courses so I had no much challenge to passing examinations.
“During holiday, I worked so hard and saved N30,000. Upon resumption, a friend of mine who was studying Biology and has a used Tokunbo Laptop computer from Lagos decided to sale it to me at N30,000 Naira,” Ali said.
Ali used the computer throughout the 4 years studies and graduated with First Class.
I then asked Ali for consent to snap with him. He agreed.
“This is the business that paid my school fees,” Ali which introduced me to his father said.
I asked him his other activities beside the chicken business.
“While I wait for my NYSC, in the night I browse a lot and read a lot about Informatuon Technology,” Ali said.
We eventually exchanged contacts. we advised him further and promised to provide him some MENTORSHIP.
The story of Ali, Is that of inspiration and perseverance.
This is the story of a child Born with no Silver Spoon but proceeded to get a Gold Spoon.
ALI HAS MADE IT TO FIRST CLASS, ALL HE NEEDS NOW IS MENTORSHIP, NETWORK OF THINKERS AND A LITTLE PUSH UP
…And take note: There are more talented people hidden beneath what the eyes sees, however, waiting to be discovered.