CELEBRATING ESTHER ADEWOLE, HND


By Akin Ojumu

The Commonwealth of Aruntola has 4 (you could even say 5) branches. Each of the 4 branches has many sub-branches.

There’s a lot that can be said about the branches and the sub-branches that make up the Commonwealth of Aruntola. They are all unique and special in their own rights.

Naturally, a lot more focus and attention tend to be directed at some of the branches and sub-branches of the extended family that are deemed comely or prosperous, relative to the others. However, I think those sub-branches that aren’t so frequently talked about deserves some mention and attention too.

Esther Adewole is this person you see in this photo. She comes from a sub-branch of the Aruntola Commonwealth thats not talked about much. I thought to single her out today because of her tenacity, passion, drive to make something positive of her life, and her accomplishment in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.

For those who may not know, this young lady recently graduated with an HND degree from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo. She is currently undergoing the mandatory NYSC program.

I understand that an HND degree may not look like much in a family like the Aruntola Commowealth that has produced multiple lawyers, innumerable accountants and financial professionals, countless engineers, untold number of computer scientists, and plethora of medical professionals of all kinds.

Nevertheless, what makes Esther’s HND such a big deal is a simple fact. With her achievement, she successfully broke a pattern. In her sub-branch of the extended family, Esther is the first person to attend a school for higher learning and the first to obtain an academic degree of any kind from a higher institution.

For those simple, but groundbreaking, reasons, the young lady deserves to be applauded. It’s not easy to break a pattern in a family. That she was able to do this, despite all the odds stacked up against her, she deserves to be commended.

That’s why I congratulate Esther for accomplishing such a great feat. It’s my prayer that this will be the beginning of greater things for her and everyone that belongs to her sub-branch of the Aruntola Commonwealth.

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