一个非洲高中生的故事

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Admissions Hero has been receiving a flood of decisions these past few weeks and we have only just finished tracking down our students across 10 countries to tally the final results.

However, before we post all of our results (please wait another 2-3 days), we would like to share one student’s story that has been particularly inspiring to us. Chukwuemeka Darlington Eze (nicknamed “Chuk” by the Admissions Hero team) is a student from Nigeria. Chuk found Admissions Hero through a random google search at a library in his home country and told us his story.

Chuk grew up in an extremely poor family in Nigeria and worked daily in a local laundromat to afford his education at an extramural school. Having always desired an education, Chuk worked extremely hard, quickly excelling in JAMB examinations (similar to AP exams here in the US). Chuk’s hard work paid off, landing him an admissions offer at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (one of the top schools on the continent). Chuk’s father had finally achieved an income level to partially afford the school, and was ecstatic to send his son to university. Within a few days however, Chuk’s father tragically died of an illness. The tuition for the university was only N97,500 ($650), however Chuk could no longer afford it and could not enroll.

Chuk did not give up. He immediately applied to multiple other schools in Nigeria and Ghana, but each time was met with a tuition bill he simply could not afford. With his dreams of attending a university shattered, Chuk decided instead to start his own preparatory school for disadvantaged students; if he could not attend university, he would make it his goal for others to have a chance.

Fast forward a few months and Chuk had reached out to Admissions Hero inquiring about international schools and education. The founders of Admissions Hero were so inspired by Chuk’s story that they offered comprehensive Admissions Hero services and SAT tutoring completely for free and personally worked with him on his applications to US schools.

We are pleased to announce that Chuk has made his final decision and will be attending UC-Berkeley in the fall because of the financial package they offered him. Not only was Chuk accepted to Berkeley, but he was also offered full tuition for four years, free airfare, room and board, dining, paid study abroad and internship sourcing, and a stipend for other miscellaneous expenses he may incur during his study. In short, Chuk will never have to worry about finances again.

We are sharing Chuk’s story because we believe it deserves to be shared. We are so proud of his accomplishments, and so glad that we had the opportunity to help him achieve his dreams. Best of luck at Berkeley next year, Chuk! You have a very bright future ahead of you!



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all I can say is UC Berkeley is hypocritical too. -liveinca- 给 liveinca 发送悄悄话 liveinca 的博客首页 liveinca 的个人群组 (6 bytes) () 04/15/2015 postreply 18:42:44

哈弗收他给他freeride我一点都无所谓,但UCB这种公立学校拿着加州纳税人的钱去养一个非洲小留四年我只能说这个州doomed -cutedolphin- 给 cutedolphin 发送悄悄话 cutedolphin 的个人群组 (51 bytes) () 04/15/2015 postreply 22:58:31

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