Meet Level 400 University student who works as trotro mate to pay her fees

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Ernestina Wilson, a level 400 student of Christian Service University(CUC) in Kumasi has been working as a bus conductor known in the local parlance as a trotro mate for more than two years for her upkeep and also pay her school fees.

Ernestina Wilson started as a trotro mate when she was in level 200 in 2019.

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Sharing her touching story in an interview with Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo, Ernestina Wilson explained that “I have lost my parents and the only option is to be a bus conductor to survive and pay my school fees”

According to her, “I realized that it won’t be easy to get someone to support me in school after I lost my parents so I decided to support myself by working hard to earn something for myself”.

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“Someone introduced me into the bus conducting (trotro mate) business and I feel comfortable to work as a trotro mate though it is not easy but that’s the only option I have now,” Ernestina Wilson said

“I don’t feel shy with the work that I’m doing but blending the work and the studies sometimes hectic but because I am determined not to stop the school because I have lost my parents who will support me, I have to make time for the work and the studies”.

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