“Light at End of the Tunnel”: Man Who Paid School Fees by Selling Newspapers Finally Graduates, Now in NYSC

“Light at End of the Tunnel”: Man Who Paid School Fees by Selling Newspapers Finally Graduates, Now in NYSC

  • The story of a young man, Ahmed Ganiyu Aderemi, of how he got a higher education despite being a newspaper boy has gathered reactions
  • Ahmed's friend, Ibrahim Oso, encouraged him to seek education when both young men met in Abeokuta
  • Many years after their friendship started, the former newspaper boy is now a graduate serving in Cross River state

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A young man, Ibrahim Oso, has gone on Facebook to narrate how his friend, Ahmed Ganiyu Aderemi, was able to get a higher education by selling newspapers.

In a post on Tuesday, November 8, the man said that he was a 400 level student in Abeokuta when he met Ahmed.

NYSC corps members/working hard to pay school fees.
Many people praised the young man's determination to succeed. Photo source: Ahmed Ganiyu Aderemi
Source: Facebook

From newspaper seller to a graduate

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They became friends as he was always reading newspapers at Ahmed's stand. He could not afford a piece then.

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As their friendship grew, Ahmed told Ibrahim he was planning on furthering his education, and the man encouraged him, advising that he could with his newspaper business.

Ahmed achieved his education dream

Many years after they lost connection, Ibrahim is happy that not only has his friend finished his Higher National Diploma (HND), he is now in Cross River for his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

Speaking with YEN.com.gh, Ibrahim gave more details about his friend's struggle:

"After getting admission for evening program at Mapoly then. He do first come to the gate to sell paper in the morning and went for class in the evening until he finished with ND and IT, also managed to work as supervisor at one printing press at NEPA Road."

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According to Ibrahim, his friend later switched jobs when he realised most of his customers were reading news on their phones.

Below are some of the reactions to his post:

Prince Abdulrhazaq Bhode-Ola Bamimosu said:

"That's awesome! Congratulations!.. May Allah see you Tru ur service year."

Hon Oseni Ibrahim Abiodun said:

"There's always light at the end of the tunnel. Congratulations and best wishes to him."

Johnson Obed Akinbule said:


Adebola Nola said:

"Congratulation to you mr Ahmed."

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Sandra Appiah, a driven University of Ghana student, was recently granted an interview where she opened up about how she fends for herself in school due to the low finance of her family.

The video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the YouTube channel of JoyNews had Sandra sharing that she works as a nail technician in school, and that is how she is able to pay her school fees and rental fee.

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Recounting her story, the UG student revealed that she had to work as a mobile money vendor, a shop assistant and a sales girl. She was able to save enough money and bought a university form. Sandra revealed that she makes about Ghc150 to Ghc200 daily from fixing nails.

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