Financial challenges stop brilliant SHS from becoming a medical doctor

Financial challenges stop brilliant SHS from becoming a medical doctor

- An SHS graduate, Gifty Ama Djabanor, is unable to continue her eduation as a result of financial challenges

- She scored seven A1s and one B3 in the WASSCE

- She hopes to become a medical doctor but has settled for nursing at the moment

Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that a 22-year old Senior High School (SHS) graduate, Gifty Ama Djabanor, is unable to continue her education even after she scored 7A1s and one B3 in the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Djabanor, who is the daughter of a small-scale chop bar operator, dreams of becoming a medical doctor but is facing financial challenges.

She scored A1 in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Elective Mathematics, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social Studies and a B3 in English.

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Gifty Ama Djabanor speaking to a reporter Source: Graphiconline.com.gh

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She had obtained aggregate 20 in her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in 2013 from the Oterkpolu Basic School, but had to spend a whole academic year and a term at home before attending a private school, Bright SHS in Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region.

Due to the financial challenges, she has decided to attend a nursing training college and has gained admission to the Atibie Nursing Training College.

With less than a month to report to school, there is no hope in sight, as she has to compete with three other siblings for the meagre family income.

“I really want to become a medical doctor, but looking at the financial situation, I’ve decided to divert to nursing because, with nursing I will be in school for three years, get some allowance for my basic needs and when I complete, I hope to get a job and make myself useful for my family and I,” she explained.

She however disclosed that she has always been passionate about medicine and she is always driven to care for people in need.

Djabanor went on to say that she knows how valuable human lives are and therefore wishes she could offer help to people, but at present, she needs help to further her education.

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