- Happiness Chidiebere Nwanna is a 22-year-old lady who dumped her academic pursuit for shoemaking
- She says she followed this line of business because of the difficulty in gaining admission into the university
- According to her, she was not given admission into the university despite passing JAMB
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A 22-year-old lady identified as Happiness Chidiebere Nwanna has said she dumped her academic pursuit for shoemaking because of the difficulty in getting admission into higher institution.
Happiness, who is a native of Umuayom village in Awka south local government area of Anambra state, said despite passing JAMB, she was not given admission into the university, The Nation reports.
YEN.com.gh notes that the lady said: “When JAMB dealt with me, I decided to go into shoe-making. I scored 276 in JAMB exam in 2019 with 49 in Post UTME to study Law at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, (UNIZIK), Awka, but did not get admission though the cut off was 250 then.
“Before then, in 2018, I wrote JAMB exam and scored 235 for Mass Communication and 46 as Post UTME score, yet I was denied admission as well at UNIZIK, Federal Polytechnic, Oko and Anambra State University.
She was said to have graduated with the overall best result in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from the Capital Secondary School, Awka, in 2017.
The young lady said nobody advised her to learn shoemaking, adding that she took the bold step herself.
Happiness added: "Yes, it was hard for me to raise the N20,000 I was asked to pay to learn the trade. But I thank God for my boss, who was considerate to give me time to gradually raise N15,000."
YEN.com.gh previously reported that the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has launched a Covid-19 support fund, with a startup amount of one million Ghana cedis.
The seed funding for the ''Stay Home, Stay Alive'' programme will be used to purchase food supplies and sanitary items for underserved communities in the traditional area.
This is part of a gesture to ensure that people comply with the president’s directive on the partial lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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