- Victor Lucky gained admission into the University of Uyo but something unfortunate happened that informed his decision to drop out of school
- He faced hardships and moved from one business to the other until he settled for selling groundnuts
- Victor says he has been able to build his house and get married from selling groundnuts
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Victor Lucky is proudly a groundnut seller. While many youths are hellbent on landing white-collar jobs or nothing, Victor braved the odds to make an honest living for himself.
The Akwa Ibom indigene has been able to get married and build his own house from what many would consider a blue-collar job.
Victor's story is one of a determined hustler. The groundnut seller, in an interview with Legit.ng, said he dropped out from the University of Uyo in his 300 level.
He turned to selling groundnuts after making up his mind not to engage in illicit dealings of any kind.
As to his reason for quitting university, the young man recalled how he had gone for the Gulder Ultimate Search contest and was required to provide his admission letter.
According to him, he had returned to his faculty only to learn that his admission letter was no where to be found. Victor expressly stated that 'they' told him perhaps his failure to sign the matriculation register could have contributed to it.
He was told to start afresh and it was at that point he quit school.
On his parents' reaction to quitting school, Victor said it was when he got to Lagos that he informed his parents about it. He however told them not to worry that he'd make them proud.
The Ibomite still has bigger plans for his groundnut business. He said:
"In the next 5 years, I see my groundnuts being the leading groundnut not only in West Africa...competing in the world."
While he is not ruling out the possibility of returning to school in future, the husband of an expectant wife advised youths to do what is right, stay focused and push hard to achieve success.
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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Nigerian lady said one of the best decisions of her life was quitting medical school.
She recounted how the pressure drove her into considering taking her own life. For Adiaha, no degree is worth one’s mental health.
"Quitting med school was one of my best decisions. I was drowning and near to the point of killing myself because the pressure among other things were stifling the life out of me. No degree is worth your mental health or life."
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