A mother of two, identified as Jacinta Dentaa Hinson, has shared her struggles while she was pursuing her master’s degree in Home Economics and Family Resource Management at the University of Education, Winneba.
Jacinta Denta Hinson shared her unique story about how she overcame herculean odds to finally complete her thesis and graduate with a master’s degree to inspire tens and thousands.
From Abetifi in the Ashanti region, Hinson notes her journey to obtaining her MPhil was no easy feat.
The former student of St. Roses Senior High School shared her inspiring story in a Facebook group to urge others to clinch to hope regardless of their current challenges.
”There’s no real hustle than to defend your thesis with your 2-month baby. The defense alone is a real struggle…Everything went really well… 3 months later, here she is telling her story and motivating others not to lose hope and never give up after the long-awaited graduation.
A stressful but successful completion of her masters,’’ Hinson ended with on inspiring note.
However the journey was not as easy as it sounds and the mother of three reveals that: ”It started when she was pregnant with her first baby and ended 10 months after she had her second child (it could be her last child, or maybe not, time will tell.
A programme that had to end after 2 years (2015-2017), lasted for 4 stressful but successful yrs. The first year started so well until she became a mum for the very first time.
When she had thesis to right, she also had a 24/7 demanding baby to take care of. It was her first year as a wife as well, you can imagine the stress.
At some point she wanted to quit. There were few times that she had to take her baby to the lecture hall (general courses). There were times when she had to leave the lecture hall just because the baby was crying.
Fortunately or unfortunately, in her specialized area, she was the only student, one on one lecture.
Sometimes she wished she had waited before giving birth, “it’s just 2 years, you could have waited to complete before getting married”, she thought. She almost gave up on her thesis. I think she did, for about 5 months.
After she felt she was well settled into motherhood, she went back to her thesis (2017), that was the year she was supposed to graduate.
While collecting data for her project, her mate was graduating (now a lecturer), at that time, she wished she was her…hmmm.
Thanks to her husband, he was her strongest pillar, even when she tot she couldn’t make it, he so much believed in her. He gave her all the support she needed.
She pushed so hard to complete her work before the deadline for submission, hoping to be part of the graduation the following year (2018), April section. Frustration from supervisor. The back and forth, the least said, the better. Her part of the work was done, now in the hands of the supervisor, it took about 8months to get feedback from her supervisor, only to be told she had a new supervisor.
Too late to be part of April, 2018 graduation. Ba she was still hopeful that she would graduate 2018 because there was a November section, and her new supervisor was also really helpful.