By John Michael,
For Mrs. Betty Aghogho Mrakpor, Saturday, November 25th, 2017, will remain etched in her memory.
She was one of the 1412 that graduated from the Postgraduate School of the University of Benin.
As she and the others filled out of the Akin Deko Auditorium of the Ugbowo campus of the institution, the venue of the convocation programme, the mother of two was all smiles as friends and well wishers applauded them.
She recalled with nostalgia that when the news of her admission for the course came she was elated and expectant as she had just given birth to her second child.
“It was a happy moment for me though I had other thoughts of how I would be able to cope considering that I had just given birth to my second child. But everything went on smoothly.
“Initially, we were 98 that got admission but out of this number 45 graduated today. The others for one reason or the other dropped along the way.
“I didn’t spend more than the 18 months duration alloted for completion of the course. I never had a carry over or a bad result throughout. Honestly, for me, it’s a dream come true.”
She gave kudos to her husband, Engineer Abraham Mrakpor, for his support all through.
The graduand is elated that already some invitations have been extended to her to give key lectures in some institutions both within and outside the country.
Mrs. Mrakpor, who graduated with a M.Sc. in Chemical Pathology, was on the strength of her outstanding academic performance, offered automatic admission to do her Ph.D programe.
She works as a Medical Laboratory Scientist at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital in Bayelsa State.