A man who arguably failed under the Kenyan system of education by scoring a mean grade of D+ has caused an online uproar after his story emerged on YouTube on how he moved to the United States of America only to become a five Bachelor's degree holder in various fields.
Mwangi Mukami story shows a spirited comeback in his life by overcoming the condemnation of failing the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
His success in academics took a U-turn after he relocated to USA where he started schooling. Pained by his failure in Kenya, he worked hard and excelled with 5 bachelor's degrees from one of the top universities in USA.
"I have just received my graduate diploma from UC Berkeley. 20 years ago, Kenya’s education system wrote me off as a failure because I had a D+. I remember vividly saying to my peers that I wanted to be a policy maker or an attorney. Their response was a burst of collective laughter and sneer. But here I am five degrees at 36. I hope God grants me a long life, success, and wealth to open doors of opportunities for more D+ students. For the misfits, the rejected, and the oppressed. Congratulations to my mom," Mwangi Mukami said on his graduation day.
From his comments, he revealed how he had high dreams of becoming an attorney in future. But his dreams were shattered when he failed in KCSE since he could not continue with such a grade.
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