Samuel Hackman: Man who Worked as Pump Attendant to Support Himself Through Uni Graduates with 2nd-class Upper

Samuel Hackman: Man who Worked as Pump Attendant to Support Himself Through Uni Graduates with 2nd-class Upper

  • A recent graduate from Methodist University has opened up about his journey to successfully acquiring his degree
  • Samuel Hackman shared that he had to work at a filling station for eight years to afford getting into university and also care for himself in school
  • The young man emotionally shared that, combining school and work cost him a lot but he was able to successfully graduate with a second-class upper

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A driven young Ghanaian has recently taken to social media to narrate how he successfully saw himself through university regardless of the financial obstacles he encountered.

Taking to a popular Facebook group called Tell It All, Samuel Hackman shared that he had to work as a filling station attendant to afford going to the university and also to take care of himself there.

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Ghanaian man narrates how he worked as a pump attendant to take himself through school
Samuel Hackman as a worker and on his graduation day Photo credit: Samuel Hackman/Facebook
Source: Facebook

In his post, the young man recounted that he worked at the filling station for eight years with no one to rely on and that took a huge toll on his health.

" I had no helper, i risked my health because I never had enough time to rest, my spine got wearing off, my heart was always beating unusual, my eyes were always red and my face always looked stressed"

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The young man shared that regardless of the challenges, he never threw in the towel because he knew the kind of life he wanted for himself.

"my daily routine was full of tiredness but I never stopped pushing, because I needed a better someday"

Schooling combined with working cost him some friendships but the end result was successfully bagging a second-class upper from Methodist University.

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Samuel opened up abouts major challenge he faced while working and schooling in an interview with YEN.com.gh;

"The most challenging moments for me were when I lost all my savings due to the bank crisis, I had no money in my account and had to be asking for loan from friends and when my boss asked me to either stop the work and focus on my school or stop the school and focus on work because I was compromising work with school because I had to always ask for permission to go write an exams or when we have presentations which carries lots of Mark's so I couldn't miss them".

YEN.com.gh shared that a proud daughter recently took to social media to narrate her hardworking mother's journey to bagging a second-class upper degree in sociology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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In a post on LinkedIn, Elsie Appeadu shared that her mother finally decided to fulfill her dream of someday attaining a university degree and she took the necessary steps towards it.

Elsie recounted that her mother, who is now in her 60's, prior to acquiring a degree in sociology had only a high school certificate with which she applied for a job in the banking sector and got employed.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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