Man who rode motorcycle-taxi to fund himself graduates as top student

Man who rode motorcycle-taxi to fund himself graduates as top student

- An African man rode a motorcycle taxi in order to fund his studies and support himself throughout school

- George Ameyaw emerged as the best student in the Faculty of Science and Environment Education and the College of Agriculture Education

- George wishes to now study medicine or emergency surgery and would be wildly excited if anyone could support him on that journey

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George Ameyaw, a student of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) in Ghana, who supported himself through school with his motorcycle taxi (okada) business, has graduated as the top student.

In an interview with Briefly.co.za, the gentleman confirmed that he had a GPA of 3.96, which was the highest in the Faculty of Science and Environment Education. George studied BSc Integrated Science Education from UEW-Mampong campus in the College of Agriculture Education at the respected university.

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His journey to becoming a motorcycle taxi rider started when his study-leave salary was cut. With no solid financial support coming in, George applied for a scholarship from MTN Ghana Foundation and also gathered some funds to purchase an 'okada' to start a business.

A Ghanaian who rode an okada to fund himself graduates as best student with 3.96GPA

A Ghanaian who rode an okada to fund himself graduated as the best student. Source: Facebook / Kweku Ameyaw
Source: UGC

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MTN's funds helped George with school fees, accommodation and book purchases but he had to support himself with all other expenses from his 'okada' business. In the end, the alumnus of Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, where he previously graduated as the overall best student, made himself very proud.

Throughout his entire university education, George had straight As and only obtained a B+ three times. George wishes to now study medicine or emergency surgery and would be wildly excited if anyone could support him on that journey.

In other news about graduates, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a beautiful lady who became Africa's youngest lawmaker at 19. Proscovia Alengot Oromait made history in 2012 when she became the youngest lawmaker in Africa at the age of 19.

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Not only did she become Africa's youngest member of parliament, but she also became the youngest person in the world to assume that position, Face 2 Face Africa reports. Briefly.co.za gathers that Oromait was sworn in as a legislator representing Usuk County, eastern Uganda.

She defeated eight other candidates to replace her late father Michael Oromait, whose death opened the vacancy in Usuk County. Her election was met with oppositions by other politicians who felt it was not right to elect a high school graduate to parliament.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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