Samuel Hackman: Man who Worked as Pump Attendant to Support Himself Through Uni Graduates with 2nd-class Upper

Samuel Hackman: Man who Worked as Pump Attendant to Support Himself Through Uni Graduates with 2nd-class Upper

  • A recent graduate from Methodist University has opened up about his journey to successfully acquiring his degree
  • Samuel Hackman shared that he had to work at a filling station for eight years to afford getting into university and also care for himself in school
  • The young man emotionally shared that, combining school and work cost him a lot but he was able to successfully graduate with a second-class upper

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A driven young Ghanaian has recently taken to social media to narrate how he successfully saw himself through university regardless of the financial obstacles he encountered.

Taking to a popular Facebook group called Tell It All, Samuel Hackman shared that he had to work as a filling station attendant to afford going to the university and also to take care of himself there.

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Samuel Hackman as a worker and on his graduation day Image: Samuel Hackman/Facebook
Source: Facebook

In his post, the young man recounted that he worked at the filling station for eight years with no one to rely on and that took a huge toll on his health.

" I had no helper, i risked my health because I never had enough time to rest, my spine got wearing off, my heart was always beating unusual, my eyes were always red and my face always looked stressed"

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The young man shared that regardless of the challenges, he never threw in the towel because he knew the kind of life he wanted for himself.

"my daily routine was full of tiredness but I never stopped pushing, because I needed a better someday"

Schooling combined with working cost him some friendships but the end result was successfully bagging a second-class upper from Methodist University.

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Graduate honours his great-grandmother by bringing her on stage to share special moment

In a related inspirational news story, Briefly News previously reported that a law graduate warmed the hearts of South Africans after honouring his great-grandmother during his graduation.

Njabulo Ntombela brought his great-grandmother onto the stage at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's graduation ceremony so she could share in his special moment, Briefly.co.za gathered.

Pictures shared on UKZN's Facebook page showed just how delighted 89-year-old Khokho Nomkikilizo Ntombela was. Njabulo wore an ibheshu (Zulu traditional dress) and draped his graduation gown on Khokho Ntombela.

According to the Facebook post, the gesture symbolised Njabulo's acknowledgement of her contribution to his success. Pictures of the heartwarming gesture have gone viral. Many South Africans on social media have praised Khokho Ntombela for being there for her great-grandson.

Source: Briefly News

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