University of Ghana Graduate Who Works As A Kebab Seller Trolled By Taxi Driver: “After All Your Studies”

University of Ghana Graduate Who Works As A Kebab Seller Trolled By Taxi Driver: “After All Your Studies”

  • A University of Ghana graduate has earned the respect of Ghanaians after he was spotted selling in traffic
  • In a video on Twitter, a hilarious moment showed how a taxi driver wondered why a university graduate would opt to be a street vendor
  • Netizens who saw the video commended the young man for working hard and not minding what naysayers would say

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Mixed reactions have trailed the decision of a taxi driver to question a young graduate who now sells kebabs to make a living.

A video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Twitter handle of @the_marcoli_boyon captured the moment when the young man revealed to a customer aboard a taxi that he is a University of Ghana graduate.

Photo of young man's kebab business
Taxi driver questions University graduate on why he chose to sell kebab Photo credit@the_marcoli_boy @AbotsiHotkebabs/Twitter
Source: TikTok

The revelation by the young man surprised the taxi driver who questioned why he would go to the University of Ghana if he wanted to sell kebabs by the roadside.

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Attempts by his passenger to tell him that jobs are hard to come by fell on deaf ears with the driver insisting that very soon graduates will soon take over the taxi business.

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The young kebab seller in another tweet was however identified as AbotsiHotkebabs.

Ghanaians react to the video of the UG graduate hawking on the street

Netizens who reacted to the video were divided in their opinion with some saying there is nothing wrong with a university graduate selling by the roadside to make ends meet.

@Opresii:

He’ll make more money than the Bank teller or SHS teacher at the end of the month tho… smart business

@brokeguytrying:

From his tone of speech, he’s even shy of his own business. Clearly shows he’s doing this out of necessity and not passion!

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@JAYBADASS69:

people always dey underate street traders. them get money fokin. shyness is what’s making people poor. go out there, make a living. you go fresh after you dost

@sackeyvelron1:

This be why I always say that uni be overrated kaiif he knew that he will be selling this on the street like u figa say he go go uni kai..

Going to university doesn't mean you should do a white-collar job

Speaking to YEN.com.gh over the incident, a lead advocate of the Association of the Unemployed Graduates With Disability, David Kofiga said the utterance of the taxi driver smacks of ignorance adding that attending university helps you to acquire enough knowledge to succeed in any career you intend to pursue.

“When you go to university, you learn all sorts of things, so for me, I will say that the driver’s comment was derogatory, he was ill-informed," he said.

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He added that there is nothing wrong with a degree holder selling kebabs hence people should discard the misconception that once you go to university you must work in the public sector or do a white-collar job.

First-class graduate selling bread on the street

Earlier YEN.com.gh reported that a first-class university graduate also resorted to selling bread on the street which she has been during for two years and counting due to unemployment.

Evelyn whose story was shared on the verified Facebook handle of Zionfelix Entertainment News indicated that she makes 50 pesewas on each piece of bread she sells.

She got her first class in Procurement and Logistics but after her national service, there was no opportunity for her to get recruited by any firm.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Philip Boateng Kessie (Human-Interest editor) Philip Boateng Kessie is a Human Interest editor at YEN.com.gh. He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the University of Cape Coast in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Philip previously served as a reporter for Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL). He also worked as a content writer for Scooper News. Email: philip.kessie@yen.com.gh.

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