Lagos, Nigeria | Age 24
I’m from Lagos, Nigeria, currently living in Oyo where I am studying Medicine and Surgery. I was looking for an online distance program to supplement my medical training. I needed a program that was flexible, easy to use, and free, when I discovered edX. I decided on The Challenges of World Poverty from MITx.
I realized the world is looking for competency and a true universal understanding of relevant world knowledge. I wanted to better influence my environment by being properly skilled, but I am not financially buoyant.
In addition to working in medicine, I would like to contribute to helping humanity. I believe that my edX course will help me achieve my goal. It is making me more analytical in my assessment of the various challenges encountered by my people, and will hopefully help me in practice in the future. Besides being a doctor, I would like to take up an appointment in or out of my country to effect meaningful strategies that will help my country, and hopefully, the world.