Many people are turned away on a daily basis at job interviews, but very few take up the challenge as a mission to acquire the whole building of the company after they succeed.
Simon Gicharu, the founder of Mount Kenya University, is, however, one of the determined people who fall into the category of those who enjoy having the last laugh.
Taking on this Wednesday Motivation edition to social media, the tycoon communicated that he had sought a teaching job at Inoorero University at one stage in his career but was turned away.
He further disclosed that for a few years that followed, the cycle repeated itself, but its achievement never waned.
Several years later, after being financially grounded by Gicharu, he returned to the organization that refused him a job as a teacher.
He wasn’t searching for a job this time, but he wanted to purchase the entire building, likely with it all.
“Potential employer has ever told me,’ Don’t call us, we’ll call you?’ I have, severally. I walked away crestfallen at the School of Professional Studies, where I was looking for a teaching role.’ Several years ago, I came back and purchased their house,’ Gicharu shared with pictures of the house.
After buying the building, he converted it into Mount Kenya University, Law School, and it became one of the present generation’s leading higher learning institutions in the country.
Mount Kenya University was the country’s first greater learning institution to be established by a youth movement person, Youth Finance Entrepreneurship Assistance.
In 1995, after being fired by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), the tycoon hawked milk for a departure and his friends labeled him a “failed graduate.” He never let it dissuade him either. His organization serves an estimated 50,000 student population.