A determined young woman named Priscilla Akwagu emerged as one of the best graduating students of the University of Education Winneba, Ghana in 2021 after hawking food across the streets to generate money to fund her education.
Priscilla Akwagu who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in education made it a priority in her life to be educated regardless of her present status. “Being able to strike between slaying and hustling when necessary makes you stand out,” she wrote on Facebook.
Sharing her story on social media, a man named Adom Ara Kwa narrated that they had the chance to put a smile on her face for achieving such an exceptional feat. “Today, we had the chance to put a smile on the face of a super woman who defied the odds to graduate with a first class honours from the University of Education,” he wrote on Facebook.
According to him, Priscilla hawked bofrot – a traditional African snack made of fried dough – throughout her four years study at the University of Education. She not only graduated with honours but also emerged as one of the best graduating students with a first-class degree.
Reacting to her story which has inspired many across the world, Priscilla said she has been amazed by the words of encouragement and congratulatory messages she received after her graduation. She noted that it will make her work harder and become a better person.