– Mutshidzi Ligege shared his story about how he went from selling snacks to graduating
– Mutshidzi touched on how he refused to let his financial struggle stop him from achieving his goal of becoming a graduate
– The man’s story, which received wide coverage, has inspired thousands of locals who shared their thoughts on his success
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Bioreports recently had an exclusive interview with a young man named Mutshidzi Ligege who shared with us how he went from selling crisps and sweets in order to pay for his tuition fees at the University of Venda.
Mutshidzi said he had always wanted to get a tertiary education but unfortunately struggled financially. When he realised that the only way for him to pay for his fees and other scholarly needs would be to make the money himself, this is when he started selling.
“I had to get money for editing my research and binding it and after asking few people, some of which disappointed me, I had to find an alternative and that’s where I started the business and I’ve always being business minded since high school.”
He then shared how his determination to graduate had motivated him to keep on pushing even when the financial burden of university seemed to get a little hard.
“Academically, I strongly believe in the power of education and a degree alone wasn’t enough, this is what kept me going.”
Being a two-time graduate, Mutshidzi said that he will not stop there, he shared with us how he has plans on pushing for his Master’s.
“Having two hoods (graduation belts) made me realise that I still wanna push to get my Master’s.”
He also shared some advice for those who find themselves in similar desperate financial situations who would also like to graduate:
“Let nothing stand in your way of what you really want. Whoever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, it is possible and for unemployed graduates don’t just sit and say I’m marketing but keep yourself busy, at least have a short-term course or anything at all,” he says.
Mutshidzi Ligege went from selling in streets to graduating. Source: Facebook/Mutshidzi Ligege
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Meanwhile, Bioreports earlier reported that a stunning young woman gushed about her role model online. Nya Syndab shared the inspiring story of her gorgeous mother.
Syndab revealed her mom finally realised her dream of becoming a doctorate graduate at the age of 50.
Taking to Twitter, the young lady shared stunning snaps of her mom and she captioned the post: “My mom became a doctor at 50! Dreams always come true. Congratulations, beautiful!”
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