On Saturday, at the Howard University in Washington D.C, Nigerians made history. Of the 96 graduating Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, 43 of them were Nigerians and of the 27 awards given, 16 went to Nigerians.
This only goes to show how hardworking,intelligent and optimistic Nigerians are wherever they find themselves.Nigerians always strive to be the best irrespective of the bad/wrong perception the world has about us.NIGERIANS ARE GREAT PEOPLE
Despite this Nigerians tend not to appreciate their own or their efforts. It did not make headlines. For major news network, it also did not get any mention. Even when major newspapers reported the event, what caught their attention was on what President Barack Obama said when he delivered the commencement lecture at Howard University, Washington DC. But there was a major highlight that was ignored.
Howard University is a private, research university founded in the year 1867, it is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.
At such a prestigious Institution Nigerians were able to overcome the pressure and outlook the bad perception others had of them strived to become the best. Indeed the struggle of Nigeria is the reason for our strength, dedication and Hardwork in wherever we find ourselves.