Meet BlueCrest’s Best Student of 2018 — Muneerah Ajoke Abdulrahman
When Muneerah Ajoke Abdulrahman approached the stage to deliver her speech as “Best Student of the Graduating Year 2018” on her convocation day before an auditorium roaring with applause for her, she was neither emotional nor nervous. She had started preparing for this moment when she first came to BlueCrest College, Ghana from Nigeria to pursue her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication in 2014.
“I was gunning for it from the day I saw my very first semester result, and now it’s just proved to me that I can do and achieve anything I want,” Muneerah says. She had a GPA of 4.0 and all straight A’s in these results.
Her biggest challenge, however, was not homesickness or adjustment in a new country. It was a battle with her mind. “My biggest challenge is to not give up on things after I start them because either these activities get boring or I get interested in something else. I’ve been setting my goals using vision boards and mind-mapping so that I always see the bigger picture and stay on track.”
She attributes a lot of credit to her family and upbringing. After the demise of her father, her mother single-handedly raised Muneerah and her two sisters with courage and confidence. “I grew up in a family where we are all women, and they taught me to be independent and content,” she beams proudly.
Her teachers, especially the Head of Mass Communication Department Ms Sreemoyee Thapa, clapped the loudest when Muneerah was announced as the “Student of the Graduating Year” during the convocation ceremony.
“She is one of my brightest students. She is brilliant and so talented. Watching her overcome her challenges and become the person she is today is immensely satisfying to me as her teacher. Mind you, this girl is just getting started,” Ms Thapa said on the sidelines of the event.
Muneerah now plans to return to her home country to do the mandatory National Service. She wants to pursue higher education in either digital humanities or fashion marketing.
“Being a Creative Art Director is on on the top of my list of priorities, but I am very open-minded and explorative, so my goals will evolve with time. In five years from now, I hope to have my career in creative arts, and communication lined up, visited at least one country on each continent and maybe get the fairytale ending of true love. Whether or not these things happen as I plan, I’m sure I’ll be doing something I love, and that’s all that matters to me.”
We are very proud of you and wish you all the very best for every single bit of those goals, Muneerah.