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Friday, July 19, 2024

30-year-old African lady who worked as a sales girl to pay her school fees, finally graduates university 10 years after leaving high school

A 30-year-old African lady named Doreen Agamah who worked as a salesgirl to pay her school fees has finally graduated from the university 10 years after leaving high school.

Doreen obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies specializing in Public Relations at Ghana Institute of Technology, Accra. Narrating her story on her LinkedIn, she said that though she did not graduate with first class or was the valedictorian, she is proud of her for not giving up.

She said she graduated from Presbyterian Senior High School in 2012 at the age of 20 and has no one to support her for further studies. Doreen said she did petty business at that age till she completed Senior High School.

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”Since no one was there to help I made up my mind not to further my education.Because I don’t have the money. But one day I woke up and said to myself, no matter how long it takes, even if I have to attain my 1st degree at age 50,” she said.

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Doreen said she decided to work to further her education and she worked towards it for five years. Her determination paid off and she gained admission at the Ghana Institute of Journalism to study Communication Studies specializing in Public Relations.

She said even while she was still a student, she worked as a shop attendant because she had to cater for herself and also pay her school fees.

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”If you know Accra Central you will understand this. Working as a shop attendant, I go to work as early as 6:00 and get home like 7,8,or 9 pm sometimes late hours and still have to study,” she said.


Doreen stated that she is glad to have finally graduated from the university after all the challenges she face. She said even though, she is just earning her degree at the age of 30, she feels fulfilled.

He said his next step is to plan for his master’s. Doreen said he will continue to work hard and persevere, even if she has no support system, and achieve her goal.

”IT TOOK ME 10 years to attain my first Degree though my mates were done with school and some were working, but I was never intimidated. NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS,” she said.

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