Meet the UCC valedictorian who once sold banku and soup to make ends meet (Photos)

Meet the UCC valedictorian who once sold banku and soup to make ends meet (Photos)

- The overall best student of the University of Cape Coast at its just ended congregation, Mivheal Teye Tetteh, has shared an inspiring story online

- According to him he once sold banku and soup as well as roasted maize and plantain in order to make ends meet

- He also revealed the significant role his brother, Benjamin Kwame Tetteh, played in his life

Our Manifesto: This is what believes in has learned that the Mivheal Teye Tetteh, who emerged as valedictorian at the just-ended 52nd congregation of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) once sold banku and soup to make ends meet.

Tetteh, also known as TT by his colleagues, shared his inspiring story online and added the significant role his brother, Benjamin Kwame Tetteh, played in his life.

Tetteh did not only sell banku and soup, but also tried his hands on roasting maize and plantain amongst others.

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His family is not the well-to-do type that is capable of providing all the needs of the children, but Tetteh states that he had a burning desire to achieve success. has learned, per a report by that Tetteh is a native of Krobo Odumasi in the Eastern region.

He attended West Africa Senior High where he won several awards including the best student in Literature award.

According to him, his church, Calvary Baptist Church, Adenta, played a major role in his success story and he usually participated in games such as football, soccer, debates and dancing in both his church and his school.

His personal philosophy in life has always been “where determination exists, failure cannot dismantle the flag of success”.

Tetteh believes the upcoming ones should remember that unfavourable backgrounds are to serve as springboards to favourable heights one wants to enjoy.

Touching on the important contributions his brother made in his life, he explained that there was a need for a family father figure when his father lost his life in the year 2017.

Benjamin rose to the occasion and has been a phenomenal figure who has steered the family unto greater heights despite challenges that have been dealt with.

Saluting him for his immense support, he listed all the amazing things his brother has done for him.

In other news, has learned that Ghana’s Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, has been named as a global honouree.

Information available shows that she has been outdoored as one of the seven global awardees at Seven for 7, a celebration by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Ashden.

According to her, the award was in recognition of her work in the areas of pushing for action on UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which is the call for universal access to modern, reliable, renewable and affordable energy for all, by 2030.

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