A young and determined Ghanian man, Bonzo Joshua Kojo, who graduated with a first class degree, has been kind enough to share his inspiring story with ALLSCHOOL.
Narrating his story with us, Kojo revealed his ordeal started when his sister, who was taking care of him, died in a fatal accident in 2019.
He added he had to do different menial jobs just to raise funds for his education.
The young man, who though is still unemployed, is happy to graduate with a first class degree from University for Development Studies (UDS), despite his obstacles.
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Read his story below:
“I am Bonzo Joshua Kojo, a young man from Ghana who went through a lot of struggles before I graduated from UDS.
“During my SHS time at Half Assini Senior High School in the Western Region of Ghana from 2008 to 2012, my sister who was then taking care of me died in a fatal accident in 2019 when I was in form 2 first term.
“From there, things didn’t go well the way I was expected. I went through hardships because my mother who took over after the death of my sister wasn’t financially stable but good being so good I was able to complete SHS successfully. Though I didn’t get the result I expected I encouraged myself and said to myself that it could be the hardships I went through that led to this result so I stop thinking about it and moved on.
“After SHS the struggle continues. I taught in two different private schools from 2012 to 2014 with the aim of gathering money from the teaching to continue my education but at the end of the two years I could raise money upto 500gh so that compelled me to look for different work. I used some of the money and bought UPSA admission forms and went to do galamsay.
“Later in 2014, August to be precise I had admission to UPSA to study Bsc Information Technology Management. In the same year one of my cousins too had admission there, so after he went I also packed my things and followed him with only 1000gh from my mother out of a total fee of 3600gh. I didn’t know what I was doing yet forced my poor mother for that money as school fees.
“After two months on campus, I packed my things and went back home and gave the money back to my mother and traveled to Ivory Coast.
“There, I worked as a security man and hotel cleaner for almost a year.
“In 2015, while I was still Ivory Coast I came to Ghana and bought UDS form to do a diploma program and went back to Ivory Coast. In July 2015 I had admission at UDS so traveled back to Ghana and two weeks later in Ghana, I traveled from my hometown to Tamale to school.
I was able go through the two years diploma program and graduated with my friends.
“I didn’t end it there, I continue with my degree while doing my National Service and later use the diploma certificate to apply for Nabco while in school.
“To cut long story short, with God all things are possible. Today I have graduated with a First class honours in Development Education Studies in 2020.
“I am still struggling to get job though but I trust in God that I will one day secure one.“
CREDITS: ALLSCHOOL, UGC
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