- Roland Azuvugu, a brilliant Ghanaian boy who used to live on the street as he was one of 25 children, currently needs funding to pursue MSc at Oxford
- The gentleman, although he had no support during childhood, fended for himself to start his education at 14
- Roland went on to get a presidential award in JHS, set a record in SHS and had first-class in Petroleum Engineering at KNUST, Ghana
A young man in Ghana identified as Roland Azuvugu has obtained admission at Oxford University to study an MSc in Environmental Change and Management but has no means to afford it.
Roland Azuvugu is a man from a humble beginning in Ghana who strived to obtain a place for himself on the academic ladder of success.
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A personal friend to Roland named Philemon Gyasi-Antwi who recounted portions of his story on Facebook indicated that the smart gentleman obtained a first-class in Petroleum Engineering from KNUST, Ghana.
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The brilliant young man's education was delayed as he was only able to start at age 14.
From then onwards, he excelled, winning a presidential award in junior high school and set unbeaten academic records in his senior high school.
These achievements secured Roland a place at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi which he was able to attend with a TEST for Ghana scholarship.
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Pertaining to his current admission at Oxford University, Roland has been awarded a partial scholarship through the UK Government’s Commonwealth Scholarship programme and the Showa Denko Materials Environmental Scholarship through Linacre College.
However, there is still a shortfall of £5,000 (N2 million) for a full scholarship including tuition and maintenance fees.
Nigerian man gets scholarship to US after 10 rejections
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man had celebrated getting a fully funded scholarship to the US after 10 rejections.
The man identified as Olaide revealed that he had always wanted to further his studies in the United States and began applying to US varsities and institutions right from his final year at LASU. The first three applications he made were unsuccessful.
Learning from the previous experience, the young man again applied but this time to 8 institutions. Unfortunately, 7 of the 8 turned out unsuccessful with only one giving him the nod.
Describing his experience applying for scholarships, Olaide said it almost ate him up but he triumphed at the end.