Video: ‘Don’t give up’- 2019 best graduating journalism student advises

Video: ‘Don’t give up’- 2019 best graduating journalism student advises
Source: Ghana |Myjoyonline.com | Akyena Brantuo | benjamin.brantuo@myjoyonline.com
Date: 01-08-2019 Time: 11:08:49:am
John Elliot Hagan is the 2019 best graduating journalism student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism

The 2019 best graduating journalism student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism has admonished persons struggling to make ends meet not to despair.

Life is a stage, he told the host of Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Thursday, “whatever you [are] going through is also a stage, it will pass, just look up to God and everything will be fine,” he added.

John Elliot Hagan is gainfully employed with the Finder Newspaper, has qualifications in Electrical Engineering and Journalism and looks forward to pursuing his master’s degree.

This feat looked impossible years back when he dropped out of St Thomas Aquinas Senior High School after his first year to “face the world.”

Hagan said he did that to lessen the burden of his mother who struggles pay his fees. His father died when he was very young. 

When he stepped into the world he did not strike gold at first instance.

It was after doing several menial jobs; including being a cleaner at the Graphic Communication Group that he saw a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel.

A top manager at the national news agency sponsored him to the Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC), where he studied electrical engineering. 

“The rest, they say, “is history.”

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