Meet Nigerian Mother, Josephine Akiwunmi & Her Sons Graduating From University Together

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Josephine Akinwunmi, a Nigerian lawyer and mother has recently celebrated her graduation from her masters program alongside the graduation of her two sons.

Josephine and her sons officially graduated from their respective programs in 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every celebration had to be put on hold and this year, they have been able to take a few photographs to mark the achievement.

Josephine graduated from the University of South Wales with a Master’s of Laws (LLM) degree. Her older son Tosin graduated with an MSc from Queen Mary University of London and her other son, Seni with a BA from University of Leicester. He is set to obtain an MSc in another month or two from Loughborough University.

Sharing a photograph with her sons on her LinkedIn, this was what Josephine had to say:

“It’s so beautiful when you get to graduate in the same year with your children! One of the things I had looked forward to in 2020, was to have pictures taken with my sons in our graduation gowns as we had three graduations in the family in 2020. Unfortunately, this was not possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic! I am extremely grateful that the Lord preserved our lives and finally granted us the opportunity to have the desired pictures taken. I graduated with an LLM from University of South Wales, my older son, ‘Tosin with an MSc from Queen Mary University of London and my younger son, ‘Seni BA from University of Leicester (and MSc in another month or two from Loughborough University). Grateful for outstanding results and look forward to amazing opportunities ahead!”

Josephine is a trained human resources practitioner with over twenty (20) years of extensive experience in training and industrial relations.  She has on a number of occasions been on teams that managed the training, human resources and well-being of a large number of employees. She is an officer of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), a CEDR Accredited Mediator (UK), a Certified ODR Practitioner among other things.

Her post now has about seven thousand interactions and people have since flooded the comments section with congratulatory messages, with some drawing inspiration from this success story.

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