MYLES OJABO

MYLES OJABO

The author has a master of creative writing degree from the Auckland University of Technology, and he has recently completed his Phd creative thesis in the same field and in the same institution. He had astigmatism as a child and this wasn’t identified on time. Being a tall kid he was made to take the back seat in classes. He would wonder why he couldn’t see the blackboard as clear as others could see it. Instead of copying notes, he made sketches in his notes. The outcome was for him to repeat a class. A while after his astigmatism was detected, he was rated the best student in his class. Ojabo had similar experiences in secondary school. He claims that he was made to seat in the science class that wasn’t for him. He lost another year again, and had to plead with a friend to take him through some extra classes in chemistry and physics before he could gain a place in the university. The author further claims that his first three years of university were one of his darkest times. He studied a science-related degree that he lacked interest in. He says this: ‘I became a Christian during this time. I was hopeless. All my dreams in life seemed like they were going to remain mere dreams’. He currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his family.

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