Bonfil Kobina: The brilliant boy who made 7A’s at WASSCE but now chooses blocks for a living Nigeria news


  • Bonfil Bornege Kobina completed Ofori Panin High School in Eastern Region of Ghana in 2019
  • He got 7A on the West African Secondary School Certificate Exam (WASSCE) but was unable to continue his education
  • The brilliant boy now makes a living by picking up blocks in a factory due to extreme financial constraints

Ghanaian student Bonfil Bornege Kobina, who scored 7A on the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), now works in a block factory for a living.

Former Ofori Panin High School student in the eastern region of Ghana was unable to continue his education after graduating in 2019 due to financial constraints.

He makes a living by picking blocks Photo credit: Kofi TV
Source: UGC

He remembers that finances were tough after he finished school and his parents couldn’t afford to buy college admission forms for him.

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Parents’ condition

Kobina said Kofi Adoma Nwanwanii on Kofi TV in a recent interview that her mother sells fresh fish at the market to meet the needs of the family, revealing that her father is struggling with poor health.

” My mother is at the market. She sells fresh fish, but my father is not feeling well.

“A man recently gave me 200 GHc (N13, 565) to buy admission forms to apply to University of Ghana,” he said.

Keep hope alive

Originally, Kobina wanted to study science in high school, but turned to business with cost accounting because he was not working in science in high school.

Nonetheless, he excelled in his final exams, scoring 7A in WASSCE. He still has hope and his quest to become a forensic psychologist in the future despite the financial obstacles to his studies.

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Kobina, who earns just over 20 GHc per day working at the block factory, is determined to climb the ranks to make her dreams come true.

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Student who had 5A in WAEC seen working on a farm

During this time, previously reported that a student who had 5A in WAEC was spotted working on a farm.

The young man was forced to resort to agricultural work, due to the weakness of his family’s finances and his inability to finance his higher education.

According to, Agriaccess Ghana Limited, an agricultural enterprise in Wa, the capital of the Upper West region, offered to grant the student a full scholarship to undertake a four-year university training.

Source: Legit


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