African Students and Their Determination for Education
African Student and Education
About the Book
This is the story of two brothers from a Nigerian village called Igbogila.
Lukuman and Fatai, six and seven years old, come from a large family and live in a jungle where the roaring of lions and trumpeting of elephants is commonplace. Obtaining enough food to survive through hunting and growing is a daily struggle.
Every day after school, the two brothers join their parents in the jungle to cultivate cocoa seeds, which they sell to the coffee traders that sometimes visit their village. They use the money to buy school uniforms, books, and school supplies.
Although the work is hard, the two brothers are determined to gain an education, and their efforts pay off, showing that we can achieve goals that seem impossible when we refuse to be stopped.
The story also serves as a wakeup call to appreciate what you have while being aware of how people elsewhere are struggling.
About the Author
Mr. Ganiyu Jimoh is a native of Owode Ketu in the western part of Nigeria. He grew up in a village in Owode and attended school in this village his experienced during this time prompted him to write this short story to educate young school children that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. He has a bachelor from University of Phoenix and Master from Loyola University New-Orleans, certificate from Cornel University. He is a veteran of the US Armed forces. Adjunct professor at Upper Iowa University and a Captain with the Baton Rouge City Marshal/Constable office where is the Chief of Operation. Member of Local State and Federal Task force. He is married with five beautiful children.