University Graduate Who Could Not Get Jobs for 2 Years Becomes Roadside Food Seller, Narrates Her Story

University Graduate Who Could Not Get Jobs for 2 Years Becomes Roadside Food Seller, Narrates Her Story

  • A University of Education graduate by the name of Rebecca Adu Konadu has started her own porridge business after being unemployed for two years
  • A post sighted by Legit.ng on LinkedIn shared that Rebecca searched for a job for two years and was unsuccessful
  • Her younger sister Miriam Adu Asantewaa revealed that the idea to sell porridge was as a result of her sister realising how difficult it was to come by breakfast in their community

A recent post by Miriam Adu Asantewaa on LinkedIn shared that her sister Rebecca Adu Konadu has resorted to selling porridge after completing the University of Education, Winneba where she pursued a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

In the post, Miriam revealed that her sister was unemployed for two years after completing her national service.

After going on various job hunts to no avail, Rebecca realised how hard it was to get breakfast in her area.

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Rebecca Adu Konadu, a graduate from University of Education becomes a 'koko' seller after being unemployed for years
Rebecca Adu Konadua at her porridge stand Photo credit: Miriam Adu Asantewaa/LinkedIn
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She was determined

With courage and determination, she decided to start selling porridge and according to her younger sister, business has been good.

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She said:

"My sister, for about 2 years after her national service, has been job hunting, but to no avail. She then realized that, at where we stay, breakfast is hard to come by, especially corn porridge, 'Tom brown', beverages and the likes. So she decided to venture into that aspect. And voila! Today she has started her business, and I have counted 30 people(and still counting) coming to buy from her Miriam."

Adu Asantewaa stated that the intention behind her post was to add to what the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, said concerning the need for graduates to venture into entrepreneurship rather, for graduates to pay close attention to some of the problems in their community and find solutions to them.

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Graduate resorted to selling bread

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a first-class university graduate simply identified as Evelyn resorted to selling bread on the street which she has been doing for two years and counting due to unemployment.

The lady whose story was shared on the verified Facebook handle of Zionfelix Entertainment News indicated that she makes 50 pesewas (around N1750) on each bread she sells.

According to her, she got her first class in procurement and logistics but after her national service, there was no opportunity for her to get recruited by any firm.

Source: Legit.ng

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