A HND 1 student in the Department of Accountancy of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO), Ondo State, defied odds to sit for her exams on her wedding day shortly after taking the vows at the alter.
The new bride, Oluwatunmise Adejube, stunned other students shortly before the exam commenced, when she stormed the Old Auditorium, venue of the examination, clad in her wedding dress.
According to The Nation, before invigilators at the exam venue, understood what was happening, the tension-soaked atmosphere became relaxed as the lady’s action elicited laughter from the stressed students, who thought it was all a drama.
It was learnt that Adejube left the Owo Local Government Area where she took her marriage vows and rushed to her school in the company of a group of ladies, who formed her bridal train in a convoy of three exotic cars.
The bride also rushed out of the examination hall barely one hour later to the reception venue where guests and her husband were already waiting for her.
Speaking anonymously, an invigilator stated that they purposely allowed Adejube to write the exam despite that she was late because her action was a clear indication that she was determined to succeed despite the euphoria that comes with weddings.
On her own part, Adejube, now Mrs Adesina, said she had no choice than to leave the court room to write the paper, stressing that her education was as important to her as her marriage.
She said: “When the wedding date was fixed some months ago, nobody knew it would clash with my second semester examination. What appears to be a saving grace for me is that, both the wedding and examination are taking place in the same town. If otherwise, I would have missed the three-unit paper and carry it automatically.”
In a similar vein, the groom, Mr Adesina, a production manager, disclosed that he was shocked when he learnt that their wedding clashed with his wife’s examination date.
He said: “I really praised her dogged determination. It was like a tug of war because she had to prepare for her exam and ran around for the wedding at the same time. Now that the confusion is over, I give thanks to God for making it easy for us.”