Meet first class mathematics graduate who becomes cassava farmer to earn a living

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The story of Emmanuel breaks hearts as he had to turn to farming as a way to make a living despite graduating as a first class mathematics student.

The Cable reports that it would have been better if he was into mechanized farming.

He graduated with a CGPA of 4.92/5.00 from the University of Nigerian, Nsukka (UNN).

It should also be noted that the 27-year-old brilliant graduate lost his father to diabetes and hypertension when he was still in high school, a situation that made life very difficult for him.

As a way to survive, he became a mathematics teacher for a while at the secondary school he finished from.

Despite getting the award of the Best Mathematics Olympiad teacher in Ebonyi state, his salary was just $33.33 per month.

With savings from his teaching job, he was able to save some of his N185,000 annual salaries and get further education at a polytechnic. With another job after his education, he was able to fund his university studies.

At UNN, he won a gold medal in a mathematics contest in 2018. After his one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), his primary place of assignment retained him as a teacher with a N35,000 salary.

However, due to the shutdown of schools because of the coronavirus pandemic, he was forced to go back to Ebonyi and make a living from planting cassava.

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