Good day to you all. My name is Tunde Clement Dabang I am the son of the late Major CD Dabang who died in 1976 Nigerian coup. He died in March my mother gave birth to me in May. My mother relocated when I was nine years. I grew on the street. I struggled through life till I applied for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Brunel University London in 2013. I sought for a scholarship and help. But it was unsuccessful. I took my shot in 2019 and resumed hoping that things will get better. Unfortunately, I applied for abeyance in 2020 cause I couldn’t meet up. COVID 19 took another valuable year out of me. Only to resume in August 2022. I have sold all I have in this life just to achieve my ambition to resume school again.
I have always benefited from Form A ( a platform where we source for foreign exchange through the Central Bank of Nigeria). This platform takes 2 weeks when I resumed in 2019. In 2022 it rised to three months and later to five months. Yesterday the 11th of July, 2023. My application was turned down my Guarantee Trust Bank Nigeria. That we should go to the black market to source for foreign exchange henceforth.
I went to the finance department at Brunel University London to plead for the possibility of spreading the payments. They told me, I have till ending August to pay as the calendar year ends in September.
Before now, I have been leaving like an animal in the UK. I am homeless, I sleep on the ground in school cause I can’t afford to get a rented apartment. Is it not better I use any money I get to pay for my tuition rather than spending money on rent. I have endured my hardship alone as the hand of God and my destiny to go through this pain and hardship. No bathroom and I can’t cook. Only the microwave provided by the school authority.
But, my secret can not go any further as the school has turned a wicked side to me. I screamed in the student center yesterday. After paying 52,000 pounds for three years. I am only left with only 8000 pounds. And was threaten to pay before August. I attached the evidence of my tuition and the outstanding. The attachment is on PDF but it is showing error (unsupported file type) Please send me an email address to get the supporting documents.
This is my story.