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To Those Who Want to Start All over Again but Are Discouraged Because Of the Time Lost Already, Crystal’s Story Will Inspire You For Days


Ekpenyong Cyrstal’s journey to being a graduate, and also one of the best in her department was a really long one, however, she’s grateful that she had a beautiful end.

In 2012, she was withdrawn from medical school for failing her exams, even when she had a resit.  She started all over again and still struggled. A turn around came for her grades between the year 2015 and 2016.

Between 2016 and 2017, despite health challenges, she graduated as one of the top five in her department.

To those who want to start all over again but are scared of the time wasted already and failure, let Crystal’s story be an inspiration. You can do it and we are cheering you on and awaiting your testimony.

Congratulations to Crystal!

She wrote,

This smile on my face has come to stay!!!!!!! 08/09 : Med/surg
2010/2011 : Failed mbbs woefully
2011/2012 : Failed resit exams woefully….. Yes, I was withdrawn from med/surg! Something that most of my closest friends will be finding out today!
2012/2013 : Started afresh in Clinical Biochemistry

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2013/2014 : Promoted to the next level with weak grades and a terrible GP. Well, I was frustrated!!
2014/2015 : Failed woefully…. Had to repeat the class. At this point I was already tired and giving up!
2015/2016 : Probation year…. The turning point year….. The year my God changed my F’s to A’s…. 2016/2017 : Final year…. I survived two hospital admissions, a seizure, resistant malaria… An adverse drug reaction… And Asthma!! Still, i was able to ‘grab’ 7A’s and 4B’s.

Today : The journey of Nine years has come to an end. I went from a “Pass” CGPA to a Second class Upper Division CGPA. I went from Hopeless Failure to being among The top 5 best graduating students in my department.

Today, I am a certified Clinical and Forensic Biochemist! Today I am a living proof that God can pick you up from ashes and make you soar like the eagles. I am El’Exito… #TheSuccessful#TheStoryBehindTheGlory #ThisIsMyStory

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  1. Evelyn Ezinne Ugwu

    Evelyn Ezinne Ugwu

    December 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Tank God 4 u ma

  2. Nkechi Anaba

    Nkechi Anaba

    December 19, 2017 at 9:55 pm


  3. Oni Modebayo

    Oni Modebayo

    December 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    God is good

  4. Amara Ella Godson

    Amara Ella Godson

    December 20, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Nice top

  5. Charis Egharevba

    Charis Egharevba

    December 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    H’s repkete

  6. Charis Egharevba

    Charis Egharevba

    December 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Hallelujah repkete! !

  7. Igidiogu Nonye Eunice

    Igidiogu Nonye Eunice

    December 21, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Great is the Lord. Congrats baby girl.

  8. Deborah Emmanuel

    Deborah Emmanuel

    December 22, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Bless you

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