Rudyard Kipling in one of his inspirational quotes said that “if you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat the two the same, yours is earth and everything that is in it”. There is no doubt that Kipling had in mind the success story of the brilliant young girls who have stood the taste of time to accomplish their dreams. Rudyard Kipling surely had this inspiration from the obstacles and barriers young girls repeatedly defeat to get to prominence especially in a masculine dominated world. At a time when most young girls are chopping their fingers dreaming of obtaining Advanced level subjects, Marie-Noel Manjuh is kilometers ahead. Manjuh just finished off her Accountancy degree at the University Buea-UB in flying colurs.
Celebrations were at fever peak as her family members and friends joined her at weekend to rejoice over the milestone achievement. In the past, when the education of the girl child was a taboo, she would have dropped out of school after finishing primary school due to the obnoxious traditional practices. Marie-Noel’s success story will continue to inspire many young girls to understand the first husband a woman gets in life is education. Full with joy after passing these years away from her family, she attributes her rare achievements to her family. Achieving such a great feat through all the hard conditions is worth memorizing for posterity. Despite the challenges she wasn’t distracted from her goals and Shang Delphine remarks that she’s “very proud” of her dearest sister.
What manifestly catches your attention when you see Marie-Noel is her outstanding elegance. Being a good-natured accountant is that she knows only too well what is good. Yet she never hesitates to put on the best outfits, the most fashionable, the flashiest and the snazziest of shoes. Take it for audaciousness and you are off beam because you won’t fail to turn behind to look at her again in admiration that she is really prepared for her job as an accountant. But there is more to this substantial personality that Manjuh is than just stylishness. Her name speaks nobility. This is principally so when we take into consideration her brilliant educational background and the efforts she deployed to stand out of the madding crowd of women in school. Education has no limit, from an accountant to an economist is not rolled out as she is still young and more very brilliant. What is important about this female young graduate is that her intelligence is a relic which makes her a webster. I won’t hesitate to declare she is a genius. She falls within the ranks of the new breed of young women born with extra abilities. So if we go by Albert Einstein’s description of genius of 1/10 inspiration and 9/10 perspiration, Marie Noel is a genius.
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