Roland Azuvugu: Boy with 24 siblings who sponsored himself in school admitted to Oxford University

Roland Azuvugu: Boy with 24 siblings who sponsored himself in school admitted to Oxford University

  • Roland Azuvugu, a brilliant Ghanaian boy who used to live on the street as he was one of 25 children, currently needs funding to pursue MSc at Oxford
  • The gentleman, although he had no support during childhood, fended for himself to start his education at 14
  • Roland went on to get a presidential award in JHS, set a record in SHS and had first-class in Petroleum Engineering at KNUST
  • Donations can be made via Crowdfunder

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A young man in Ghana identified as Roland Azuvugu has obtained admission at Oxford University to study an MSc in Environmental Change and Management but has no means to afford it.

Roland Azuvugu is a man from a humble beginning in Ghana who strived to obtain a place for himself on the academic ladder of success.

A personal friend to Roland named Philemon Gyasi-Antwi who recounted portions of his story on Facebook indicated that the smart gentleman obtained a first-class in Petroleum Engineering from KNUST.

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Roland Azuvugu: Boy with 24 siblings who helped himself in school admitted to Oxford University
Roland Azuvugu Credit: LinkedIn, Roland Avuzugu
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Difficult childhood

Roland's story as narrated on Crowdfunder indicates that he started off as the 13th child among 25 children and had to fend for himself as a street child for the most part of his early education.

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The brilliant young man's education was delayed as he was only able to start at age 14.

Academic excellence

However, from then onwards he excelled, winning a presidential award in junior high school and set unbeaten academic records in his senior high school.

These achievements secured Roland a place at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi which he was able to attend with a TEST for Ghana scholarship.

Pertaining to his current admission at Oxford University, Roland has been awarded a partial scholarship through the UK Government’s Commonwealth Scholarship programme and the Showa Denko Materials Environmental Scholarship through Linacre College.

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However, there is still a shortfall of £5,000 (GHc 41k) for a full scholarship including tuition and maintenance fees.

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GoFundMe for Beverly Afaglo's burnt house

Meanwhile, Actress Yvonne Nelson has set out to help her colleague, Beverly Afaglo, after the latter's house got burnt.

Nelson has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise funds for Afaglo to cushion her over the loss of her properties.

Afaglo lost everything she has after a fire gutted her house which is located at Tema Community 9 on Monday, August 9, 2021.


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