A Nigerian lady Omolola Bowoto, who is schooling in the UK, has initiated a GoFundMe campaign to prevent her withdrawal from the institution due to outstanding tuition fees.
In a TikTok video, Omolola, who is a Master student at the University of Essex, England, disclosed that she is only five months away from graduating and risks losing all her hard work and progress if her admission is withdrawn.
The primary cause of her financial struggles, as stated on her GoFundMe page titled ‘Help Lola Graduate this Year,’ is attributed to the devaluation of the Nigerian Naira and family-related challenges.
“…Due to the devaluation of naira and family financial challenge it has limited me having enough to fund my tuition and is disheartening to find myself in this position but I am still strong-willed to complete my studies.
“I humbly ask for your support in any way you can provide – whether it’s a financial contribution, sharing this campaign with your network, or offering words of encouragement. Every bit makes a significant difference, and I am grateful for any assistance you can offer,” she wrote.
Omolola has already managed to raise £5,300 (approximately N6 million) on her own but revealed that an additional £15,400 (N17.6 million) is urgently required to settle the remaining outstanding tuition fees.
The GoFundMe campaign, which goes by the hashtag #HelpLolaGraduateThisYear, has garnered support from 223 donors, contributing a total of £4,434 (over N5 million) at the time of reporting.
its_feeeyiii said; ”More to come. “You will Graduate. “Can’t wait to celebrate youuu.”
O_ruemu said; “Yaaay! You popped back up on my fyp and I’m glad it’s good news! That goal eh! You go reach am.”
Anonymous said; “I pray everything works out fine by God’s grace, you will be fine.”
Sisiifola said; “Can’t wait to see your graduation pictures Lola.”
Loluwa said; “It’s going to work out for you.”
Please guys the target is our aim… we are almost there. Thank you for your donation, support and Prayers
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