- The young man once resorted to menial jobs to survive
- He disclosed in a post on social media that he never thought he would earn a degree
- Hopeson has graduated with a degree from the Regional Maritime University Accra, Ghana
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Amid a global pandemic that has visited many with challenges, a young man only identified as Hopeson has shared his grass to victory story after triumphing the odds.
Hopeson has graduated with a degree from the Regional Maritime University in Accra, Ghana.
According to the new graduate, he resorted to menial jobs on the street to survive, with no idea that he would one day earn a degree, he recalled.
However, life offered him the chance to pursue a programme at the Regional Maritime University, and he finally joined other hardworking graduands on August 2 at the university to walk the stage to graduate.
Hopeson has taken to a popular social media group with a massive following to share his encouraging story.
''Members. Please, congratulate me. I finished my undergraduate yesterday,'' said Hopeson.
''The last picture was when I was on the street hustling and had no idea I will be leaving for school. But today, I am a proud graduate of marine engineering. God is great.
On his Facebook page, Hopeson has shared a photo in his graduation robe with the caption: ''Mama we made it.''
The inspiring post in the Facebook group has collected tons of reactions and remarks.
Social media remarks
Belinda Acquah commented:
''That's awesome! Congratulations!''
Hajia Maata said:
''Congratulation. God bless your Certificate.''
Nana Araba Kwansema Odoom said:
WisRette Naliorm quizzed:
''Congrats, you graduated with what class?
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