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I’m Lucky He Adopted Me As Mom, Says American Celebrating Nigerian ‘Son’ Graduating With 4.0+ GPA

I’m Lucky He Adopted Me As Mom, Says American Celebrating Nigerian ‘Son’ Graduating With 4.0+ GPA

Constance Barkley-Lewis, a US lady has taken to social media to celebrate the achievements of her godson – a Nigerian man who adopted her as mum 10 years ago. An American, Constance Barkley-Lewis has hailed her Nigerian godson, Kareem Bishi as he graduated with a 4.0+ GPA in Computer Science from the Georgia State University.

She said, “my (god)son Kareem Bishi graduated from Georgia State University with a 4.0+ GPA in Computer Science while working full time. I met him when he was working as a professional photographer and was lucky to have him adopt me as his mother. For 10 years he has been my son, friend, mentor.

“He arrived from Nigeria, taught himself HTML in 48 hours so he could support himself in creating websites for professors. He has made many sacrifices for his education yet is always ready to help others.

“In his AI class this semester, he realized his classmates were struggling so he hosted study sessions and created a three-hour review for the final exam – 50% of his classmates showed up. “His accomplishments are large enough on their own, but as a black man from another country to achieve at this level despite economic and social constraints and obstacles deserves a standing ovation.”

Responding, her son, Bishi said, “I am touched, moved, and inspired. Speechless really. Thank you for being a stand for my success! A decade ago, I remember sitting at your kitchen counter as you packed a ridiculous amount of food for me to take home. It was the anniversary of my mom’s passing and I was in the blues. Somehow you did what she would normally have done – perform acts of inexplicable generosity. I got teary-eyed and explained the occasion and how you uplifted me at the moment. And just like that, you became my ‘American mom.’”

Credit: Constance Barkley-Lewis