Ghanaian Graduate Who Was Best Student In JSS But Becomes A Truck Pusher For 20 Years, Seeks Support

Ghanaian Graduate Who Was Best Student In JSS But Becomes A Truck Pusher For 20 Years, Seeks Support

  • A brilliant and hardworking gentleman named James Kwesi Tawiah has been pushing trucks for more than 20 years
  • James was the overall best-graduating student for his year batch in junior high school
  • He hopes to get an employment opportunity in order to end the menial job he has been doing for 2 decades

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James Kwesi Tawiah, a hard-working young man in Ghana, has revealed he has pushed trucks for more than 20 years despite doing everything right.

Speaking to, James indicated that he graduated from Manhean JSS in Tema New Town and completed in 2008 as the overall best student with high hopes of making it in life.

However, he has found himself stuck in the menial job of pushing trucks for a living, despite even furthering his education to make himself employable.

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James Kwesi Tawiah, a Ghanaian man who has been pushing trucks for more than 20 years
James Kwesi Tawiah, a Ghanaian man who has been pushing trucks for more than 20 years Photo credit: James Kwesi Tawiah via WhatsApp
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James further revealed that part of his dream has been to work in the police service but all attempts to get in have proved futile since 2012.

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"My dream work is to be in the service work especially police service but luck has eluded me ever since I tried brought those forms to get myself into the service since 2012. Is like I won't be able to realize my dream," he told

How James ended up as truck pusher

At age seven, James lost his father to death. As the breadwinner of the family, the death came as a rude shock to the entire family, affecting all spheres of their existence.

The sad reality compelled James to quit school - the private school he was attending to sit at home until a savior showed up. He is the 9th of 10 children.

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Seeing no light, James decided he could do something for himself rather than sit and wait for whoever would show up. That was when he conceived the idea of pushing a truck to help his widowed mother to take care of his other siblings.

After two years of pushing trucks and saving some money, James went back to school. He enrolled himself at the Tema Manhean School. By then, his mates were classes ahead of him.

He had no time to mingle with other pupils because he had to get home as soon as school closes so he could go push his truck. This was the only way he could get some money for school the next day.

This was how he struggled through Manhean School, and, despite all that James emerged as the overall best student. He furthered on to Tema Technical Institute to offer Welding and Fabrication.

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In James' words, despite the challenges he faced in his life, he has not drifted into any peer-pressured habit but has kept himself with discipline.

"Life has been so challenging for me but that does not push me to indulge myself in those acts. I don't smoke and also don't drink alcohol. Though I sometimes feel sorry for myself why I'm still doing this work for so many years," he said.

After pushing trucks for over two decades, James believes the time has come for him to join the corporate world. He would welcome any decent job in a factory. He would also welcome support from interested persons to join the security forces. James also has the desire to further his education to the tertiary level.

"I'm reachable on 0540454272," he added.

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