First-class mathematics graduate becomes cassava farmer to earn a living

First-class mathematics graduate becomes cassava farmer to earn a living

- Emmanuel Nworie, a mathematics first class graduate from UNN is wallowing in abject poverty as he relies on petty farming for survival

- Things have never been easy for him as he had to sponsor himself throughout his polytechnic and university education

- Just as some 'respite' came through his post-NYSC teaching job, the coronavirus pandemic dealt him another blow as his school shutdown

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The story of Emmanuel Nworie breaks hearts as he had to turn to petty farming as a way to eke out a living despite graduating with a first-class in mathematics.

The Cable reports that it would have been better if he is into mechanized farming. He graduated with a CGPA of 4.92/5.00 from the University of Nigerian, Nsukka (UNN).

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It should be noted that the 27-year-old brilliant graduate lost his dad to diabetes and hypertension when he was still in secondary student, a situation that made life very difficult for him.

As a way to survive, he became a mathematics teacher for a while at the secondary school he finished from.

The young graduate is farming his way out of hunger.
Photo source: TheDreamBook

The young graduate is farming his way out of hunger. Photo source: TheDreamBook
Source: UGC

Despite getting the award of the Best Mathematics Olympiad teacher in Ebonyi state, his salary was just $33.33 (N12,705.40) per month.

With savings from his teaching job, he was able to some of his N185,000 annual salaries and get further education at a polytechnic.

With another job after his education, he was able to fund his university studies. At UNN, he won a gold medal in a mathematics contest in 2018.

After his one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), his primary place of assignment retained him as a teacher with a N35,000 salary.

However, due to the shutdown of schools because of the coronavirus pandemic, he was forced to go back to Ebonyi and make a living from planting cassava.

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that sometimes, people succeed in other fields different from what they studied in school as Eke William Chibuzor, a Nigerian graduate, became a successful farmer.

Eke is a double degree holder: graduated from Federal Polytechnic Nekede where he studied business administration and management at both OND and HND levels and also read business management at Imo State University in 2016.

The native of Umuike Eziala, Umuohiagu/Ngor Okpala in Imo state months ago took to social media to showcase his large cucumber plantation.

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