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Five masquerade trees, one mango, and two palm oil with their curve edges dancing along the perimeter of my father’s house fence. The presence of these trees in our compound protects the house from the heavy storm and direct effects of the sun. Despite all these benefits from nature, the trees liters the compound with an unimaginable quantity of dead leaves. Eight years old me was left with the responsibility of clearing the leaves. I do this every day until I developed a good chemistry with the earthworm and termites, they helped greatly in decomposing the heaps of leaves. I grew in knowledge of how to make my environment free of waste and a better place to live. This naturally informed my judgment to study environmental engineering and use both biology and chemistry principles to tackle waste, pollution, and other environmental issues in my country and the world at large.The environmental deterioration in Nigeria and some neighboring countries has increased at an exponential rate. It sometimes creates fear that some part of the nation might be wiped out in near future if this menace is left unchecked. However, it is surprising the negligence of the society and government in taking action concerning the possibility 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 making unwavering allegiance to rescue the nation from abused environment. During my bachelor program at Federal University of Technology Akure. I studied Geology and one of the core courses was environmental Geology where I learned about different phases of 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 and pollution control, through all these my interest in environmental engineering became firm and I realized my true calling. Nevertheless, it seems that environmental protection is such an immense task that no matter what efforts we make, they never suffice. The lagging condition of Nigeria in the field of environmental protection makes it necessary for us to learn from the experiences of the advanced countries. On the other hand, with the increasing awareness of the importance of environmental protection, environmental control is developing into a new industry with a promising prospect.Upon my graduation, I went for my national youth service corps where I worked as graduate trainee in Ondo state water and sanitation where I worked on ground water pollution under the supervision of the head of the department Mr Olubumi, I learnt the integrated management of wastewater, solid waste and air pollution .This project ignited in me a passion for research and at the same time provided me with an opportunity to apply all my theoretical knowledge I have gathered in the university. With my knowledge of environmental Geology, and various practical knowledge I have gathered during my intern and place of work I believe that I have laid myself a foundation on which I plan to build upon.To pursue a successful personal career in this field has become my aspiration. Under such circumstances, I file this personal statement to your esteemed university (Tallinn University of Technology) under the hope of seeking more advanced trainings in the field of environmental engineering and management.A Msc in Environment engineering and management can provide me with the platform to further improve and ultimately refine my knowledge 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 in advance country which I know will go a long way to solving our environmental problems in Nigeria, It will serve to give direction to my goal of a career as a professional at a research-oriented organization that provides solutions to a whole gamut of environmental problems ranging from