Girl Who Made 6 A’s Gets University Admission

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Mavis Ayamdo Awinbota

Months after it was reported that 20-year-old, Mavis Ayamdo Awinbota, who made 6As in WASSCE, but was unsure of her academic future due to financial struggle, she has gained admission into the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

With 6A’s, 1B, and a C, from the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, Mavis had no hope of furthering her education as her GHC 60-weekly job could not afford her tertiary education.

She worked at a bakery where she made GHC 10 a day.

After the publication, theghanareport.com readers expressed interest in helping the aspiring journalist realize her dreams.

The opportunities came.

Mavis Ayamdo Awinbota baking

Apart from monetary donations to enable her buy a university form. Mavis also received scholarship opportunities from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ashesi University, and the University of Cape Coast.

The choice was hers to make.

“I have always wanted to be a journalist, that is my dream job, so I like GIJ” she made her choice smiling.

The 20-year-old who lost her father at age 3 had to see herself through senior high school by hawking sachet water in traffic during vacation.

“During vacation, I hawked pure water in traffic to support my mum because she is a hawker, she sells tomatoes ….so she takes care of my fees and I handle my provisions and other expenses,” she said.

As universities prepare to resume full academic work after schools were shut down to the spread of the dreaded coronavirus, Mavis is also girding her loins to start a new life as a student journalist.

Source: The Ghana Report

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