University of Cape Coast Alumnus with a Second-Class Upper Degree Becomes Hair Barber After School

University of Cape Coast Alumnus with a Second-Class Upper Degree Becomes Hair Barber After School

  • A University of Cape Coast past student has granted an interview where she shared why she took up barbering after school
  • Rita Arthur recounted that she realized her love for the profession at a very young age and made a promise to herself to pursue it someday
  • The talented young woman revealed that her parents and some members of the society are not in support of her line of work but that is where her passion lies

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A young Ghanaian lady has recently been granted an interview on a YouTube Channel named Oheneba Media, where she opened up about her journey to becoming a professional barber after university.

In the video sighted by, Priscilla Arthur shared that she decided to follow her passion as a barber right after school and it is a decision she is proud of.

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Recounting her story, Rita narrated that she realized her desire for barbering at a very young age but her family were not in support of a female taking up such a job.

UCC graduate become barber after school
Rita working on a client Photo credit: Oheneba Media/YouTube
Source: UGC

Making a promise to herself

The young lady revealed that when she got to primary 6, she made a promise to herself to follow her passion in life no matter what.

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According to Rita, she had her secondary education at Wesley Girl's High School and moved to the University of Cape Coast where she pursued a business degree.

The young lady shared that after completing school in 2012 she went into an apprenticeship and has been her own boss now for 2 years.

The talented young woman said her parents are still not in support of what she does and she is looked down upon by the society on a daily basis but she is doing what she loves and that is all that matters.

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Rita shared more about her journey in the video linked below;

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Meet the Gh Lady Barber Determined to Succeed in the Male-dominated Profession earlier reported that Elizabeth Amponsah has been making impressive strides as a barber and has become the favourite of many at Osu in Accra.

With years of experience working as an artisan, Amposah believes that her gender should not restrict her from venturing into careers perceived as a preserve of men.

Her barbering company, The Classic Barber Shop, is an investment that she intends to rack in profits, as she is determined to succeed in the male-dominated field.

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Linda Anderson Linda is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2017 where she studied Chemical Engineering. She made an interesting career pivot from a Quality Control Officer to a Human Interest Editor in pursuit of doing what she loves and currently has close to 2 years experience in Journalism. Linda believes in kindness, respect, and empathy towards all and is firmly on board to help achieve all its set targets and goals.