Man whose mom sold her clothes to sponsor his education achieves success, bags 3 degrees, PhD


A young Nigerian man named Kolawole Babatayo whose mother sold her clothes to pay for his WAEC, has achieved success by earning a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees, and a PhD in Accounting.


Dr. Kolawole recently obtained his doctorate in Accounting at Babcock University, Nigeria. Narrating his story on Linkedin, he said that pushed through so many challenges to become an academia.

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He mentioned that he recalled his mother trading her clothes in exchange for a loan for his West African Examination (WAEC )she was not able to pay back. Dr.Kolawole added that it was then he made promise that he would strive to get to the summit of his educational journey.

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”Maami Aduke……I remembered how you were forced to trade off your clothes when you were unable to pay back the loan you took to pay my WAEC fee in the year 1997,” he said.

Dr. Kolawole started this tertiary education at Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti where he earned a higher diploma in Accounting and Finance. Afterward, he proceeded to the University of Benin where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.



Upon finishing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Kolawole went on to earn a master’s degree in Accounting at the University of Lagos, and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil)in Accounting at Babcock University before bagging his Doctorate.


Aside from his academic qualifications, Dr Kolawole is also a Fellowed Chartered Accountant.

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