Joseph Udoh Ezekiel is a Nigerian man who used to work as a laundry boy went back to school to study and graduated and he is also a corp member now.
Joseph used to work as a laundry boy at the Lagos NYSC orientation camp, Ipaja Road, Orile Agege where he got motivated to further his education.
He studied statistics at the Kwara State University, KWASU with the help of his sister who paid his school fees.
Joseph told the story of how he became a graduate and a serving corp of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.
Joseph said that he was encouraged by the corp members to go back to school
He was very hardworking at the camp and the “corper” were forced to notice his zeal and commitment to his work.
The corpers encouraged him to further his studies but he had no money and he took part of his salary to apply for the JAMB form.
In his words;
“I was living opposite the NYSC camp Lagos. So I talked to someone from the inside if I could work at the Mammy Market and he accepted and I started working there”
“Seeing the atmosphere alone at the camp was enough (encouragement). Basically, the corp members that were my customers liked my zeal for what I do. They encouraged me to further my education but I told them I can’t and I know where I’m coming from”
“One suggested that after my hustle I should pick up a JAMB form that once I do that if I pass, the money to further will definitely show up. Which I obliged in early January 2016. I passed and here am I. I was actually paid 8K for the 21 days at the camp.”
School was tough
When he got into school, Joseph said it was very hard. But his sister came through for him, as she took a loan from her workplace to help him through school”
Joseph from Akwa Ibom state is currently serving in Ogun state and is passing out very soon.