Two Nigerian Brides Left Their Wedding Receptions To Take Their Final-Year Exams

"I was excited graduating and wedding at the same time. My classmates were so happy."

These two Nigerian brides weren't going to let anything get in the way of taking their final-year exam — not even their wedding receptions

Dorcas Atsea and Deborah Atoh are studying Mass Communication at Benue State University in Nigeria's Middle Belt region. They had fixed their wedding dates in advance for Saturday, April 7. Unfortunately, their Media Ethics class was rescheduled for the same day.

The exam was originally scheduled for February, according to CNN, but postponed due to inadequate facilities at the school. 


"I went to the exam officer, she said I should choose between the two: the exam or the wedding," Atoh told CNN. Instead of choosing between the two, they figured out a way to do both. They went to church in the morning to tie the knot and then headed to school to be on-time for their test. 

And yes, Atoh and Atsea took their final fully decked out in their wedding gowns. 

When the test was over, they made their way to their wedding receptions to celebrate being a newlywed with their loved ones. 

"I was excited graduating and wedding at the same time. My classmates were so happy," Atsea told CNN. "When I walked into the hall, for ten minutes everybody was just shouting before we started the exam and after the exam, I went back to the reception venue because my guests were waiting for me."

Now this what we call dedication. 

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