Family fun ensued recently when a Nigerian mum took on her son in an academic competition in the recently concluded JAMB-UTME.
The mother identified as Buchi Michelle said her aim was to motivate her son to do well in the examination and she succeeded.
When the results of the examination came out, it was clear that her son had won the race with an aggregate score of 243.
The mother came second with an aggregate score of 230 but said she was also hustling while studying for the examination.
She wrote on her Facebook wall:
“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.
“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. “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, you show for exam hall.”
Before the UTME examination which he entered into with his mother, Chinemerem worked as a cashier and his salary was saved for him by his parents.
His mum said: “He worked for three months as a shop cashier last year. After JAMB registration, he resumed his lessons January this year. The job is still part of the training process. Dignity in labour. “I saved his salary for him, and he requested we buy a phone for him which was done. The phone is in terrible condition right now. We promised to get him an android phone because the phone he is using is very bad. Again, I’ve been praying to God to provide a scholarship opportunity for him.”
The new smartphone would be a reward for Chinemerem’s victory in the academic competition. When she was asked if she would compete again with any of her children, her answer was in the affirmative. She said she is happy that Chinemerem is better than her.