Selling sugarcane to attend nursing school: The emotional story of SHS graduate Janet Boateng
- Janet Boateng is a Ghanaian senior high school graduate who sells sugarcane on the street of Accra
- She sells in traffic despite the risk to her safety to save enough to fund her dream of becoming a nurse
- Boateng spoke to DJ Nyaami of SVTV Africa
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An aspiring nursing student, Janet Boateng who sells sugarcane in traffic on the streets of Accra has opened up about her ambition and struggle.
The businesswoman who hails from Asante Akim Agogo in the Ashanti Region moved from her village to Accra to seek greener pastures to fund her nursing education.
Janet Boateng studied General Arts at the Collins Senior High School in Agogo and wants to become a nurse or police officer.
Speaking in an interview with DJ Nyaami of SVTV Africa, Boateng disclosed that she wanted to enrol in a nursing training school back home but her deprived background impeded her plans.
''I wanted to attend a nursing training school, there's one in Agogo but due to financial problems, I was unable to apply.''
Asked why she wants to become a police officer, Boateng said: ''I like their uniform and the way the women are smartly dressed. It's a respectable profession compared to selling on the streets.''
Boateng, however, disclosed that sales have declined due to the fasting by Muslims across the country in the holy month of Ramadan.
Watch the interview below.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported the Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has appointed Aerospace Engineering student, Alice Dziwornu, as an engineering ambassador.
She will help to promote and demystify the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) amongst girls in the North Tongu Constituency.
Alice Dziwornu is one of only six females in the first-year class of 85 students pursuing Aerospace Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
In a separate story, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is marking his birthday as he clocks 71 years old today, May 6, 2021.
Born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah on May 6, 1950, he was enstooled as the overlord of the Asante Kingdom on April 26, 1999, becoming the 16th Asantehene.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II marked 22 years of ruling the people of Asanteman on April 26, 2021.
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