A university graduate, Alhassan Drammeh’s story is one of determination, perseverance, and a never-give-up attitude that led him to overcome obstacles and achieve his dream of obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with Honors from the University of The Gambia.
In his Facebook post, Alhassan shared his struggles and challenges during his seven-year journey at UTG, which began in 2016. He started his academic journey at the university in a financially unstable state, which made it hard for him to pay his tuition fees. He was so broke on his first day of class that he had to walk from Serrekunda to Brikama Campus to attend lectures and return home on foot. On some better days, he was able to ride his bicycle to attend lectures.
Alhassan’s challenges didn’t stop there. He wrote almost all his exams while glancing over his shoulder to see if the invigilator was going to throw him out for not paying his tuition fee. His batch mates went for their Masters and came back, but he was still struggling to graduate.
However, Alhassan never lost sight of his dreams, and it was out of sheer determination that he came this far to obtain his degree. He never gave up, and his hard work and resilience paid off in the end.
Alhassan’s story is an inspiration to many who face similar challenges in their academic journeys. He proved that even though the journey may be tough, it is possible to overcome obstacles and achieve one’s dreams through hard work, determination, and resilience.
Alhassan acknowledged the support he received from his family and friends, who had his back throughout his academic journey. He also expressed his gratitude to Emmanuel Hassan, a faculty officer at UTG, for his support and encouragement.
Alhassan’s message to others is clear – never stop moving or believing in your dreams, no matter the challenges. He urges others to keep pushing and never give up. “If you can’t run, jog. If you can’t jog, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. If you can’t crawl, roll. Whatever you do, never stop moving or believing in your dreams.”
In conclusion, Alhassan’s story is a reminder that hard work, determination, and resilience can help one overcome any obstacle, no matter how daunting it may seem. His story is a source of inspiration for those who may be struggling to achieve their academic goals. It shows that with faith, determination, and the right attitude, anything is possible.