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Female Graduate Shuns White Collar-Jobs, Becomes Shoemaker, Open Training School

A Nigerian pretty lady identified as Sharon Ijualachi Akpa, who graduated from Ebonyi State University (EBSU) has shunned high-paying jobs to focus on her shoemaking business.

The beautiful lady who possesses both National Diploma, ND and Bsc, have revealed that she had successfully learn the work during her NYSC and saved money for years to open the shoemaking school. 

Sharon said that she almost gave up in her quest to own her own training school due to financial difficulties and challenges.

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Her words: “I saved the money for the school basically from my shoemaking retailing business. I didn’t expect the school to take up so much money. I almost gave up at a point, from buying foams for the hostels, machines, tools, even the tools I ordered from China didn’t come in before the opening, I had to buy the tools again here.” 

Sharon who plies her trade in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state recently had a grand opening of the shoe school known as Ada Ebonyis School of Leather Works. 

Her incredible rise to popularity from a small roadside shop has inspired many people who cite her as an example of determination. 

One thing that comes with Sharon’s line of work is the possibility to have a lot of male admirers. She however said she is taking her time. 

Her words: “I’m taking my time before getting into any relationship now. I consider distance, and someone who won’t want to limit my work or how I function.” 

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