- Bonfil Bornege Kobina completed Ofori Panin Senior High School in the Eastern Region of Ghana in 2019
- He achieved 7As in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
- Kobina now ekes a living from picking blocks at a factory due to extreme financial constraints
A Ghanaian student, Bonfil Bornege Kobina, who achieved 7As in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), now works at a block factory to ekes a living.
The Ofori Panin Senior High School alumnus in the Eastern Region of Ghana couldn't further his education after completing school in 2019 due to financial constraints.
He recalled finances were hard after he completed school, and his parents couldn't afford to buy him admission forms to the university.
Condition of parents
Kobina told Kofi Adoma Nwanwanii on Kofi TV in a recent interview that his mother sells fresh fish at the market to cater for the family, revealing that his father is struggling with ill-health.
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''My mother is in the market. She sells fresh fish, but my father isn't feeling well.
''A man recently gave me GHc200 ($33) to buy admission forms to apply to the University of Ghana,'' he said.
Keeping hope alive
Originally, Kobina wanted to study Science in senior high school but settled on Business with Cost Accounting because he wasn't performing in Science back in junior high school.
Nonetheless, he excelled in his final exams, scoring 7As in WASSCE. He's still keeping hope alive and his quest to become a Forensic Psychologist in the future despite the financial impediment to his education.
Kobina, who earns a little over GHc20 daily from working at the block factory, is determined to work his way up to attain his dreams.
Watch the interview below:
Gh Form Two Science Student who Scored 8As in 2019 WASSCE
In a previous story, YEN.com.gh reported that, Wilfred Obeng, a student from Kumasi Anglican Secondary School, has made his family proud as he obtained impressive grades in the 2020 West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The brilliant SHS graduate scored all As in the 2020 WASSCE. He initially sat for a private WASSCE while in Form 2 and still cliched all 8As, although he was a year behind the 2019 batch.
He obtained straight As in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Elective and Core Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social Studies, and English Language.
YEN.com.gh learned that Obeng represented Kumasi Anglican in the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz contest.