- A young student of Accra Technical University is appealing for financial support in order to pay his school fees
- Ernest Antwi sells sachet water and drinks on the streets of Accra in order to earn some money
- He hopes to stop selling on the streets, so he can focus solely on his academics
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The ambition of a young Ghanaian man to complete tertiary education is now in limbo as money to pay for his fees and also to see him through school has become a major problem.
Speaking in an exclusive with YEN.com.gh, Ernest Antwi, a level 200 student of Accra Technical University currently studying Building Technology confessed that working to pay his school fees and also take care of his siblings has proven to be a daunting task.
The 24-year-old who currently sells sachet water and drinks on the streets of Accra told YEN.com.gh that his expectation of raising enough money to afford his fees has not been met.
“I am struggling to take care of myself and also my siblings. I decided to sell pure water on the streets in order to survive and use some of the money for my fees but that has not worked”
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Ernest Antwi appeals for support
Ernest added that he will be very grateful if a benevolent individual, group or organization comes to his aid and support him financially with his education.
At the moment, he needs ₵2000 for his school fees and an additional ₵1500 for hostel fees.
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“I am looking for help, someone who will pay my fees because as of now I haven’t paid my school fees, and I am hot"
He continued “if I will get a scholarship, I will stop selling pure water because it affects me a lot, I get tired anytime I return from work”
Benevolent individuals and groups can contact Ernest on 0548496245 for more enquiries.
Accra Technical University offers help
In a new update, Ernest has told YEN.com.gh that the management of Accra Technical University has allowed him to register for the academic year even though he hasn't paid his school fees.
He added the school authorities are also putting in plans for him to secure a scholarship.
With a voice of gratitude, Ernest thanked YEN.com.gh for highlighting his plight and for playing an instrumental role in helping him get support.
“I would like to thank YEN.com.gh for helping me, the story that was published is what helped my school to notice me and offer me support. I am very grateful" Ernest added.
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Earlier YEN.com.gh reported that Richmond Oppong, a Science student who had 7As in the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has been given a scholarship.
In a post on Facebook, one social media user Jon Bosco disclosed that Ernest Egyir of the Ernest Egyir Foundation accepted the call to sponsor the entire cost of Oppong's university education.
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