Folorunsho Alakija: “University education wasn’t to be my destiny”

Is a college education necessary for success? While the answer may seem to be an obvious “yes,” for Folorunsho Alakija, the world’s third richest black woman, the answer is “no.”

According to The CableNg, in an event organized by Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, Alakija shared the following regarding obtaining a university education:

“If I had the opportunity of going to the university, maybe I would have come out with a second class upper or lower but that didn’t happen; that wasn’t to be my destiny,” she said.

“I would have loved to go to the university as we all know that university education is good but some of us who have not gone, it is not the end of the world.”

Read the full story on TheCableNg.com.

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