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Wesley College Professor, Student Remember Mandela

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DOVER, Del. - Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga is a math professor at Wesley College in Dover.

He was sad to hear the news of Nelson Mandela's passing.

"I see him more as a peace maker and a struggle activist," said Nwogbaga.
     
He says he grew up when apartheid regime was almost in full swing.  

"I remember as a student leader, back in Nigeria, one of my first conferences was about the apartheid regime trying to raise awareness about it," said Nwogbaga.
     
Student Teledalase Ogundipe remembers Mandela's fight for justice.

"He did the impossible. It brought South Africans together in unity, which is very rare and it avoided a disaster. I know he had his moments from violence to non-violence but he finally did it, he came to terms with his soul to bring South Africans together," she said.

Mandela became South Africa's first black president. He won the Nobel Peace Prize and traveled the world.


Mandela died from a recurring lung infection that left him bedridden for months.

He was 95.

While Mandela may be gone, people like Nwogbaga and Ogundipe say his teachings live on.

"So many people look up to you as a role model. I think his impact is going to remain, and his philosophies and there are so many followers of his that will follow in his footsteps," said Ogundipe.

"Use Mandela's formula and see if you can make peace and you will make it. You have to be ready to endure it for a long time.

Teledalase says Mandela taught her to be accepting of all races.

Nwogbaga says he appreciated Mandela's determination to succeed. 

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