Monday, January 27, 2020

My “HND” Certificate made all the difference.

I graduated with 3.30/4.0 CGPA from a Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti in Nigeria. I may have been an executive NFA (No future ambition) student as they fondly labelled socially inclined students, but I knew exactly my onions and salt. Perhaps, because I was into SUG politics and other non-voluntary activities. No doubt, I had fun in college. 

I attended a polytechnic not because I couldn’t gain admission into the University, it was because I was financially handicapped. Had several admission into 3 different universities for Pharmacy, Medicine & Pharmacology on different occasions but had no funding to pursue my desired course of study. Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti was the only institution I could afford at that time.
While in the Polytechnic, there were talks of discrimination between BSc and HND, and the inability for HND graduates like me to break boundaries with HND certificate. Am sorry, I am a lion who never backed-off. And to anyone faced with such, in any level of your life's pursuit, “Intensify your grit and never give up”.
With my HND certificate without PGD or prerequisites, I have broken boundaries from being a Cabin crew to being a trained Commercial Pilot then transitioned to being a Business and Data Analyst. Remember, I got my MSC by just WES evaluation in the US. How I did it, you can also do it.


  1. Wilfred, I had my ND too at Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti, funny enough, our stories are somewhat similar; in the financial aspect especially. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Thank u for being a blessing and success to your generations. For your consistent motivation and effort to carry the young ones along. We thank you

  3. Thanks for this. It's indeed not just motivational but inspirational.

  4. Fuel that increases the furnace