- A young Ghanaian man has been reported to have completed secondary school about two years ago, but lacks funds to cater for his tertiary education
- Alex Kontondaba Lieyuor gained admission to pursue Actuarial Science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology but never reported due to low finances
- The young man now assists his 75-year-old father on the farm to provide for the rest of the family
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Alex Kontondaba Lieyuor, a young Ghanaian man, has been forced to resort to farm works, following his family's low finances and inability to fund his tertiary education.
A recent publication by 3News indicates Alex gained admission to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study Actuarial Science, following his excellent performance after WASSCE.
However, the young man is unable to enrol at the prestigious university, simply because his family cannot afford to pay his fees.
The young man was the best graduating junior high school student in the Jirapa District of the Upper West Region, with an aggregate of 9 in the 2016 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
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He was also the second-best after his secondary education at Lawra Senior High School, with the same aggregate 9 in the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Alex has had to rely on helping his 75-year-old father at the farm to support the family.
He completed secondary school in 2019 and two years down the line, he has still not been able to raise funds to support his tertiary education, 3News reported.
The brilliant young man is now hoping to receive help from individuals, organizations, and the government for his dream of someday becoming a lawyer to materialize.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a kind Ghanaian man called Ferdinand Quayson says he has made it one of his life's missions to provide a chance at a brighter future for needy students.
In a recent post on his LinkedIn page, Ferdinand shared that he has secured over Ghc54 million worth of scholarships for brilliant but poor students in Ghana.
The young Ghanaian man opened up about the inspiration behind what he does.
He shared that he was once a struggling street child who had a life-changing opportunity at a point in life to study at Wesleyan University in the US on a full scholarship in the year 2016.