A proactive Nigerian mum, identified as Michelle Buchi, has revealed the great lengths she went to motivate her son to study hard for his Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
She was “tired of teaching, instructing and advising on the need for study time creation,” so she decided to do something different to encourage her son to prepare for the examination, which is part of the requirements for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The super mum decided to register for the JAMB examination in order to compete with his scoreline. Funnily, it made the young man to sit up when he saw his mum reading, browsing for points and sharing ideas with him.
Michelle took to Facebook to disclose that she wrote the examination on Tuesday, May 10, after over a decade of completing her education.
She shared the sacrifices and stress she underwent to prepare for the exam, whilst still running her business and thankfully, it paid off. Her son won the challenge, scoring 243, against her 230. (The minimum acceptable score is 200).
Taking to Facebook, Michelle wrote,
“I wrote JAMB yesterday!
Oh yes! After many years of graduation.
My JAMB examination challenge ended yesterday. I didn’t want to discuss it until I accomplish it
It was a challenge with a son of mine. I was tired of teaching, instructing and advising on the need for study time creation.
Boom! I decided to register for JAMB in order to compete with his score line Funnily, it made the young man to sit up when he saw me reading, browsing for points and sharing ideas with him
As an art student, I had to make efforts to study the latest recommended African/non African literary – novels, plays, poems etc from 2022 – 2025. I must confess, it wasn’t easy. But it was worth it
Right now, everyone is waiting for JAMB results to be released so that the challenge will be completed. I pray we both cross the margin line successfully because there is a reward attached to the highest JAMB score
I pray he scores higher than me
Subsequently, I will be updating you with stories of my JAMB examination experience. From my fellow JAMB students to my personal experience.
To be continued !!
All we do God knows!”
She gave an update on Monday, May 16, where she revealed that her son won the competition.
“Gbagam! JAMB result is out ooo
And the winner of the JAMB examination challenge isssssssssss…
Son of man
I am very happy that he won the challenge joor. He scored 243! How could he have explained to his children that their grandma scored higher than him in JAMB!
At least the challenge pushed him into studying harder. Congratulations dear
But me self try. 230 aggregate after leaving school for more than a decade. I did not also go for JAMB lesson. I was hustling up and down the country. I was just informed of the exam date and boom, U show for exam hall
Congratulations to me too
Make una show me live too. E no easy!
For those of you that predicted his higher score than me, DM me for meeting because na una be the real village people
In all, I appreciate everyone who supported and commended my efforts. There is really no fixed pattern to training children ”
See screenshot of their results below,
Congratulations to mother and son!
Photo Credit: Facebook/Michelle Buchi