Girl who made 6 As and baked bread gets university admission
Months after theghanareport.com published the plight of 20-year-old, Mavis Ayamdo Awinbota, who made 6As in WASSCE but was unsure of her academic future, 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.
After the publication, theghanareport.com readers expressed interest in helping the aspiring journalist realize her dreams.
The opportunities came.
Apart from monetary donations from theghanareport.com readers 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.