Five masquerade trees, one mango,and two palm oil with their curve edges dancing along the perimeter of myfather’s house fence. The presence of these trees in our compound protects thehouse from the heavy storm and direct effects of the sun. Despite all thesebenefits from nature, the trees liters the compound with an unimaginablequantity of dead leaves.
Eight years old me was left with the responsibility ofclearing the leaves. I do this every day until I developed a good chemistrywith the earthworm and termites, they helped greatly in decomposing the heapsof leaves. I grew in knowledge of how to make my environment free of waste anda better place to live. This naturally informed my judgment to studyenvironmental engineering and management and use both biology and chemistryprinciples to tackle waste, pollution, and other environmental issues in mycountry and the world at large.
The environmental deterioration inNigeria and some neighboring countries has increased at an exponential rate. Itsometimes creates fear that some part of the nation might be wiped out in nearfuture if this menace is left unchecked. However, it is surprising thenegligence of the society and government in taking action concerning thepossibility of a nation’s population being decimated by environmental degradation.What brings hope to the sore of my country is that young men like I are makingunwavering allegiance to rescue the nation from abused environment. During my bachelor program atFederal University of Technology Akure.
I studied Geology and one of thecore courses was Environmental Geology where I learned about different phasesof environmental degradation and its management, I worked at Ondo State Ministry of works and environment in Nigeria as an intern where I learnt a lot about Environmental monitoring andpollution control, through all these my interest in environmental engineeringbecame firm and I realized my true calling. The lagging condition of Nigeria in the field of environmentalprotection makes it necessary for us to learn from the experiences of theadvanced countries. On the other hand, with the increasing awareness of theimportance of environmental protection, environmental control is developinginto a new industry with a promising prospect. After my bachelors degree, I wentfor my national youth service corps where I worked as graduate trainee in Ondo state water and sanitation ,I worked on ground water pollution under the supervision of the headof the department, I learnt the integrated management of wastewater, solidwaste and air pollution .This project ignited in me a passion for research and atthe same time provided me with an opportunity to apply all my theoreticalknowledge I have gathered in the university. With my knowledge of environmentalGeology, andvarious practical knowledge I havegathered during my intern and place of work I believe that I have laid myself afoundation on which I plan to build upon.
To pursue a successful personal careerin this field has become my aspiration. Under such circumstances, I file thispersonal statement to your esteemed university under the hope of seeking more advancedtrainings in the field of environmental engineering and management. A masters degree in Environment engineering and management willprovide me with the platform to further improve and ultimately refine myknowledge and skills in my areas of interest. After my Masters program, I would like to go back to Nigeria to impact my country the knowledge I have acquired inEstonia which I know will go a long way to solving our environmental problems in Nigeria, It will serve to givedirection to my goal of a career as a professional that proffer solutions toenvironmental problems. I am an enthusiastic and alucrative young man, who is capable of rising up to the challenges that mayarise. I feel that life must be experienced; which is why I have a variety ofinterests, which includes, traveling, reading and socializing .
The notion ofGraduate study abroad seems like an excellent opportunity to experience diversecultures. The prospect of studying in Tallinn University of Technology which hasa rich blend of students of different ethnic origins and traditions truly I seek to pursue the graduate program inEnvironmental engineering and management your prestigious institution the curriculum is a blend of varied subjectswhich will allow me to be fundamentally powerful yet innovative and inventive. It is my goal to have understanding ofenvironmental pollution on a global scale by analyzing how our currentphilosophies and policies affecting these problems. After studying thepublications of Dr Karin Pachel and Dr Arvo Lital I know that if given a chance to be a student ofthe department, I will be developed into a professional. All the skills andknowledge that will be impacted on me by this institution will be used to solve environmental problems tomake the world a better place to live The only gap between me and my dream actualization is theknowledge I will acquire through this program. Hence, I amvehemently waiting to be considered as a student in your institution.