Meet Brilliant African Lady who graduates as a Civil Engineer from US university while nursing her son, celebrates achievement

A young and brilliant African Lady who hailed from The Gambia, Khadijah Ceesay has graduated from Howard University, Washington DC, United States despite having to combine her studies with caring for her newborn son.

Khadijah who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering celebrated her achievement on Twitter noting that she was resilient and never gave up when things got tough for her during her academic journey.

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Holding her handsome son, Khadijah wrote: “I just want my son to know his mum is resilient and she never gave up! Full time Mum. Full Time Student. & Now Full time Civil Engineer!”

During her academic studies at Howard University, she served as the President of the Howard University Muslim Student’s Association. She also underwent an internship at Amazon as a Transport Engineering intern.

Khadijah also worked as an M-Fellow at the United States NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and in June 2022, she joined Tooles Design in Maryland, United States as an Engineering Intern.