A physically challenged Nigerian man who goes by the name Mahmud Abdullahi has beaten over 58,000 applicants to be among the 2% candidates selected for the UK Chevening scholarship
The brilliant disabled man narrated his success story online and is set to relocate to the United Kingdom where he will pursue his master’s degree in Public Health and Health Promotion at Brunel University, London, UK
Sharing his Achievements on LinkedIn, he writes;
ALHAMDULILLAH! , I am beyond excited and super thrilled to share with my family, friends and networks that I’ve been chosen for the British Chevening Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Public Health and Health Promotion at one of the prestigious and highly ranked universities in the world, the Brunel University, London, England, United Kingdom.
“Nigeria has a huge population of people with disabilities and the number keeps increasing and frankly speaking, there’s need for more Disability-inclusiveness in the Nigeria’s health policy, planning and implementation initiatives.
“Nigeria’s health sector needs to be more Disability-inclusive. Being a physically disabled person, I feel a strong sense of personal responsibility to play a vital role in making Nigeria a better place for all, including people with disabilities.
“This is one of the sources of inspiration to further my education to postgraduate level in the area of Public Health o acquire the skillset/knowledge that will help me to hugely participate in developing sustainable and diability inclusive health practices in Nigeria.
“It’s a huge privilege and an honour to be among the 2% selected from 58,000 applicants, worldwide. I am immensely grateful to the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and UKinNigeria for this exceptional opportunity.
“Also, I don’t see my selection as the product of my dedication and commitment alone, I view it as the product of self-motivation, persistence, perseverance, sacrifice from my mentors, prayers and an act of blessing from Allah, the merciful.
“I am grateful ya Allah. I deeply appreciate my mentors for their guidance and mentorship throughout the journey. Thank you, Israel Adekunle Balogun , you’ve been of great help in every step of the way. To Dr.Babajide Milton Macaulay, Ph.D. and everyone who have supported in one way or the other, I’m grateful.
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