After spending some years helping his father on the farm, Amadu was finally sent to school as the last member of his family to do so. However, tragedy struck when his mother passed away while he was in class four.
Despite the difficulties, Amadu persevered and achieved impressive results in his Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), topping his year group with an aggregate of 16 – a record for his school. Sadly, his academic aspirations were put on hold due to financial constraints, and he had to leave his hometown for Accra to seek better opportunities.
Life in the capital was not easy, and Amadu found himself working as a bus conductor to raise funds for his education. With the support of his brother and aunt, he managed to gather enough money for his school fees and necessities. He enrolled at Ngleshie-Amanfro SHS, a community high school in Kasoa, where he persevered and graduated as the second-best student in his year group.
His hard work paid off, and he received admission offers from three prestigious public universities – UG, UCC, and KNUST. Despite the challenges he faced, Amadu’s determination and resilience enabled him to overcome adversity and achieve his academic dreams.