Orphan with 7As in WASSCE sadly hawks on the streets of Koforidua

Orphan with 7As in WASSCE sadly hawks on the streets of Koforidua
Orphan with 7As in WASSCE hawks on the streets of Koforidua

Ferdinand | EducationGhana | January 29 |Orphan with 7As in WASSCE sadly hawks on the streets of Koforidua


A 19-year-old Orphan who obtained 7As in the 2022 West Africa Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has turned to hawk on the streets of Koforidua after failing to get financial support to further his education at the University.

Kofi-Boye Philip Tetteh, 19, lost his father whilst at Basic School at St. John Bosco R/C School in Koforidua, Eastern Regional capital.

Despite the struggles, he passed BECE and gained admission to pursue Science at St. Peters Senior High School in Kwahu Nkwatia in 2019.

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Unfortunately, on August 23, 2022, five days before the commencement of the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Kofi-Boye Philip Tetteh lost her mother, a petty trader.

My mother passed on five days to the WASSCE that was on 23rd August 2022 we began the WASSCE on 29th August so when I heard the news I felt so bad but with the words of encouragement from our Head of Science Department Madam Teye she gave me encouragement and I was able to write the WASSCE”

Kofi-Boye Philip, however, endured the painful sudden death of his mother Kofi -Boye Grace who was 44 years to write the exams.

He passed with grade 7As with B in English Language.

Attached are his WASSCE Results

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Philip’s stepfather, a painter could not help him financially to pursue his dream of a Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University.

” I planned on going into Doctor of Pharmacy but due to financial constraints I was unable to apply for any of the universities,” He told EIB-Networks’ Eastern Regional Correspondent, Kojo Ansah


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When the hope of furthering his education at the University hit a snag, Philip decided to write multiple job applications to companies and schools for employment but has yet to get a favorable response.

He, therefore, goes to the roadside where her late mother used to hawk with others, to beg them for some anions and tomatoes to sell to make a living and save some monies for his education in the future.

“I have applied for teaching positions but I haven’t gotten it yet. When I was in SHS I used to sell with my mother every vacation. When I was in JHS every Saturday I will come to the market to help my mother sell the onion, and since she passed away I have nothing to do at home. I have applied for several jobs but I was unable to acquire the job positions so I took it upon myself to see the women around my mother so that they can go and buy the onion for me to sell it and make a profit and give back their money.


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The petty traders supporting Philip to make a living on the streets are worried that they are helpless to support the University education of the brilliant but needy orphan hence calling on citizens of New Juaben to come to his aid.

Back to the rented house where Philip and his stepfather painter and five siblings stay, the co-tenants are disturbed about his situation and hence appealed to the government and philanthropists to support him further his education at the University.

Ghana’s gross tertiary enrollment ratio is currently around 20 percent. This means, 80 percent of SHS graduates are unable to continue their education to tertiary due to multiple factors including the financial challenges Kofi-Boye Philip Tetteh is facing.


For now, Philip’s hope of pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy will depend on intervention by the government or philanthropists.

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Check Also:

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Check the SHS Grading System HERE


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Prospective Students can also check out the Admission Deadlines for Tertiary Institutions in Ghana as well as their Entry Requirements before Applying.

They can also check the institutions’ cut off pointsandHow to Applyto the various Tertiary Institutions in Ghana as well as the institutions’ Fees Schedulesfor any particular Semester or Year.

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