- Antwi Boasiako is a graduate of the University of Ghana
- The young graduate now works as a car wash at the Yaks and Sons Car Washing Bay in North Legon in Accra
- Boasiako graduated with a degree in Political Science with the Study of Religions
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A young graduate of the University of Ghana, Antwi Boasiako, is a car wash at the Yaks and Sons Car Washing Bay in North Legon in Accra.
Boasiako, 27, ekes a living from washing vehicles despite graduating from Ghana's premier university with second-class (Upper Division) in Political Science with the Study of Religions.
Boasiako has been working as a car wash attendant for about five months because many application letters he sent to various institutions have not secured him a permanent job.
After graduation, he worked with the National Health Insurance Authority but his contract was not renewed after it ended.
Boasiako also worked as a teacher but had to quit because his daily expenses far exceeded the remuneration.
In an interview with The Mirror, Boasiako disclosed he was introduced to the job by his friend.
Though that was not the kind of job he wanted, he opted for it because he needed the money to survive and help cater for his parents and sibling who live in New Edubiasie in the Ashanti Region.
Boasiako disclosed he makes GH¢30 a day, from which he feeds himself, saves a little, and sends the rest to his parents.
He is one of the favourites at the washing bay because of his good customer service, which often prompts customers to ask about his educational background.
Boasiako noted his daily routine involved scrapping loose dirt, cleaning tyres, dusting, drying, cleaning seats, removing trash, polishing, and carrying out all other things that ensured an effective operation of a car wash facility.
Despite being a graduate, he said he is not shy though he admits it isn't an easy job.
"Boys are shy but shyness does not put food on the table," he said.
Boasiako encouraged the unemployed to take up jobs many consider as menial while they wait for better opportunities.
In other news, a US-based second-year Ghanaian law student at the Syracuse University College of Law, Hilda Frimpong, has been named the editor-in-chief of the Syracuse Law Review.
Frimpong, 30, has shattered the glass ceiling and makes history as the first Black person to ever hold this position.
The former Miss Ghana USA winner, who was born in Ghana and raised in Dallas, Texas, will lead the Law Review for the 2021-22 academic year with a female-dominated board.
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