Ex-Lagos bus conductor Mike Olu Akinlabi, now a PhD Holder

An ex-Lagos Bus conductor, Mike Olu Akinlabi, has taken to Facebook to share an amazing story of where he came up from to become a PhD holder.

According to him, it all started 20 years ago and all he had was a dream. Here’s his story;

Ex-Lagos bus conductor

“20 years ago, the only thing I had was a dream. Though I had beautiful dreams, the physical resources to meet my heart desires were beyond my reach. I was homeless, worked as a motor boy or bus conductor (Nigerians will understand this)…. Despite all these challenges, I dedicated at least 2 hours each day to develop myself. I was told several times to quit trying. I was told to stop dreaming….

To keep the story short, in 2006 I had my first degree and I graduated top in my class. In 2010, an MSc; in 2011, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge; in 2016, a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University Australia.


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