- John Elliot Hagan, who suffered a major setback in life, has defied the odds and graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism
- Hagan was also adjudged best graduating student for his year, passing out with first class honours
- This became possible after an unidentified woman discussed his future plans with him and enrolled him at ATTC
John Elliot Hagan’s education at the St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School came to a halt in June 2002, even though he was a second-year General Arts student.
The prime reason, he revealed, was lack of funding to support his education as there was no helper.
He therefore resorted to providing cleaning services as his father had passed on and his mother could barely cater for four boys.
Two years later, he secured a job as a cleaner and performed to the admiration of everyone.
YEN.com.gh understands that he often stayed on after work, buying food for the employers and taking on other menial tasks.
A report by mannesehazure.com reveals that an unidentified woman gave him an opportunity to go back to school and he subsequently enrolled at the Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC) to study electrical engineering between 2007 and 2011.
He later studied at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) where he graduated with first class honours as the best graduating journalism student.
In other news, a former deputy minister of finance, Fiifi Kwetey has argued that Ghanaians ought to tighten their belts as the mid-year budget review presented by the minister of finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, would lead to doom.
According to him, the tax increases announced by the minister means there are challenging times ahead for Ghanaians.
Speaking on Citi TV on Monday, July 29, 2019, Kwetey added that the proposed increase in fuel prices and communications service tax could lead to a strain on personal finances of Ghanaians.
In his opinion, this would affect everything from transport to food to other aspects of the lives of Ghanaians.
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