Thomas Sarfo: Meet KNUST Student who Did not Attend SHS But Made it to Tertiary

Thomas Sarfo: Meet KNUST Student who Did not Attend SHS But Made it to Tertiary

  • The story of a KNUST student who never attended secondary school but made it to the university has been shared online
  • Thomas Sarfo could not go through secondary education due to the low financial status of his family
  • The diligent young man studied by himself and excelled after sitting for NOVDEC

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Thomas Sarfo is a Ghanaian young man who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Finance General from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

A recent post by Edward Asare on LinkedIn shared that Thomas was able to gain admission to KNUST straight from Junior Secondary School (JSS).

According to the post, the smart man could not afford to go through secondary school as his family did not have the means.

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KNUST student who moved to the university straight from JSS narrates his story
Thomas Sarfo in school Photo credit: Thomas Sarfo
Source: UGC

As a result of that, he had to join his brother in the shoe making business until he was able to gather enough money for NOVDEC registration.

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He studied by himself and got admitted at the prestigious university.

Thomas in an interview with revealed that he was blessed to have received helped from a lady who came to his rescue after getting admission to KNUST;

"I will like to withhold the name of the person who helped me for now but I really want to acknowledge her support upon my admission."

Thomas now owns a shoemaking and a web development business with his friend, Erasmus who is a graduate of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

Thomas Sarfo: Meet KNUST Student who Did not Attend SHS But Made it to Tertiary
Thomas and Erasmus with samples of the slippers they've made Photo credit: Edward/LinkedIn
Source: UGC earlier reported that Shadrach Owusu, an alumnus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology had recently been recognised as one of the youngest individuals to occupy an official government position in Ghana.

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Shadrach is currently a Communication Strategist at the Ministry of Energy.

A publication by Typical black revealed that Shadrach, born on March 28, 1995, had his secondary education at Adisadel College and proceeded to KNUST where he pursued a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering.

This communication strategist holds a master's degree in Business Administration in Petroleum Accounting and Finance from the University of Professional Studies.

He has also acquired a master of Arts degree in Political Communication from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. With an engineering background, Shadrach is a member of the Ghana Institute of Engineering (GhIE).

Shadrach previously held a youth leadership position as the National Coordinating Secretary of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and played several roles as a delegate of the International Model United Nations in Cardiff University, Cambridge University and Oxford University, in the United Kingdom, Typical black revealed.


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