Young Man Who Worked at Petrol Station to Feed, Pay School Fees Graduates With Second Class Upper

Young Man Who Worked at Petrol Station to Feed, Pay School Fees Graduates With Second Class Upper

  • A recent graduate from Methodist University has opened up about his journey to successfully acquiring his degree
  • Samuel Hackman shared that he had to work at a filling station for eight years to afford getting into the university and also caring for himself in school
  • The young man emotionally shared that combining school and work cost him a lot but he was able to successfully graduate with a second-class upper

A driven young Ghanaian has recently taken to social media to narrate how he successfully saw himself through university regardless of the financial obstacles he encountered.

Taking to a popular Facebook group called Tell It All, Samuel Hackman shared that he had to work as a filling station attendant to afford going to the university and also to take care of himself there.

Ghanaian man narrates how he worked as a pump attendant to take himself through school
Samuel Hackman as a worker and on his graduation day Photo credit: Samuel Hackman/Facebook
Source: Facebook

He worked for many years

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In his post, the young man recounted that he worked at the filling station for eight years with no one to rely on and that took a huge toll on his health.

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" I had no helper, I risked my health because I never had enough time to rest, my spine got wearing off, my heart was always beating unusual, my eyes were always red and my face always looked stressed."

The graduate faced his challenges

The young man shared that regardless of the challenges, he never threw in the towel because he knew the kind of life he wanted for himself.

"My daily routine was full of tiredness but I never stopped pushing, because I needed a better someday."

Schooling combined with working cost him some friendships but the end result was successfully bagging a second-class upper from Methodist University.

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Single mother who hawked to pay school fees

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Priscilla Akwagu, a determined single mother, persevered despite the mountain of financial constraints during her studies at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).

She sold buffloaf, commonly known as 'bofrot', to finance her education. Priscilla had to combine her work with her studies while singlehandedly undertaking her responsibilities as a mother.

Undaunted by the cycles of difficulties, she braved the odds and finally graduated with a first-class degree from UEW in the Central Region of Ghana.


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