Debrah Sarpong recently graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), with a Master of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. However, his journey to attaining such a feat wasn’t easy.
He encountered many hindrances as he strived to achieve academic education, but his resilience and determination enabled him to beat the challenges and achieve his goal. Sarpong shared his story on Facebook to inspire others.
Read his story below:
“At the age of 12, I could hide small wraps of cocaine during a matches box and delivered it safely to some guys at Amakom without being caught reciprocally for money.
Fearing I could either get caught by the police or be forced to taste the drug at some point, I ended getting closer to the person who wont to be the drug dealer.
I started a shoeshine business in order to get my daily bread and finance my school bills. I paid my BECE registration of GHC3 (30,000 old Ghana Cedis) through savings from the shoeshine business.
“I was second-best within the school when results were released by WAEC. No money to further to SHS, I became a phone repairer at Adum and began evening SHS private classes for 3 years. I registered and sat for WASSCE Nov/Dec exams. I performed creditably when results were released.
I moved to Kumasi Polytechnic (Kumasi Technical University) to pursue Diploma in Business Studies, Accounting (DBS). After that, I furthered to UEW-K to pursue a BSc in Accounting (Education), and now I’ve graduated with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance at KNUST.
“I’ve realized God has given each and each one three tools of creation: THOUGHT, WORD, AND ACTION. Nobody can take them away from you. There would be distractions like hunger, embarrassment, disappointment, and betrayal but remain focused. Worry not about where help would come from. The universe will bring them.
“Have a positive thought and work towards it.
“The universe is simply an enormous Xerox (photocopier) machine. It simply produces copies of your thoughts — Neale Donald Walsch”