Judging by the primary school result of Nigerian LGBT rights activist, Jake Okechukwu Effoduh, one will think he will make no headway in life.
However Jake Okechukwu Effoduh who shared the primary school result photo today, disclosed that he has long moved on from that to bag 5 university degrees in law from several Ivy League schools. The LGBT rights advocate also added that life is not by the “where” and “what” you’ve done for yourself ,but by who you are and how it affects others.
His post reads;
Dear parent, this was me at 12 years old. I failed 9 out of 15 subjects (including Maths and English) from a public school.
This result from 18 years ago didn’t define me then; and it obviously didn’t determine how I turned out.
School isn’t a competition, it is a place for learning, play and growth. There’s more to life than an estimation of one’s academic performance. If you ask me: your child’s result should be taken as a receipt that you paid school fees, finish.
I am 30 years old now and I have bagged 5 university degrees in law from several Ivy League schools. This as well, should never matter! Life is not by the “where” and “what” you’ve done for yourself but by who you are and how it affects others.
Jake Okechukwu will also be remembered as the anchor of the radio show “Flava”. It was a weekly youth lifestyle radio magazine programme that covered issues around sexual reproductive health and lifestyle.
Flava was a BBC Media Action programme that aired on about 90 radio stations with more than 24 million listeners. By the time I was 25, I had been to more than 300 Local Government Areas and had visited all 36 states of the country, twice. I had also won 4 awards including Best Community Radio Presenter in Nigeria at 2012 and Presenter of the Year in 2013.