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Kenyan Man who Dropped out of Nursing School 13 years ago Finally Graduate by Peculiar005: Fri Dec 2021 03:09am
Kelvins Ismael Njoroge recently graduated from Wamba Nursing School, bringing to life a dream that had remained buried for 13 years.

Njoroge's is an inspiring story of hope and resilience, a living testimony to the world that nothing in life is impossible if one puts their mind to it.

His story, which was shared by Khaleed Abdul on Facebook, started in August 2008 when he joined nursing school hoping to finish at the first attempt.

He, however, dropped out two years later after a quarrel with the then principal tutor, leading to an indefinite suspension.

Efforts to land a chance at a different institution proved futile given that he comes from a humble background and perenially had challenges with paying fees.

Took a detour

With the nursing field seemingly hostile for him, Njoroge joined Kaimosi teachers college in Vihiga County where he pursued a P1 certificate as a primary school teacher.

Interestingly, the field of education seemed to embrace him as he was quickly employed by the government and posted to teach at a primary school in Marsabit county.

For four years, Njoroge served as a teacher but his heart kept having a void that needed to be filled; that of pursuing nursing.

Fate would smile on him in 2017 when he was strolling around Wamba town and bumped into former Principal tutor Mercy GRuks, a meeting that would turn the tide for him.

"Madam Mercy listened to my story and frustrations and advised me to apply as a new student, promising to accept me back to the nursing world," Njoroge remembers.
Mercy, who is currently a senior lecturer at Isiolo KMTC, even went out of her way and helped Njoroge apply for the August 2017 intake.

Back on track

With a new lease of life thrown his way, the young man agreed to start the course from scratch, throwing away all the earlier years he had covered in the course.

"It was not easy. I felt like giving up many times but the desire to fulfil my dreams kept me awake and ready to face the next day," he expressed.

On several occasions, Njoroge would come to school without school fees but Madam Mercy allowed him to stay as he applied for assistance from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

This was also backed by the school administrator, Fr Paul Maina who made sure that the student always stayed in school despite the persistent school fees challenge.

It would be a story with a happy ending as Njoroge recently sat for the Nursing Council of Kenya licensure exams and became one of the best in his class, graduating with a Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN).

Credit: MSN

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