This is one of the most inspiring “Grass to Grace” Story by John Elliot who went from Cleaner to best Masters Student in the UK.
John Elliot Hagan, a Ghanaian man who defied many odds to achieve great feats in life has even done more for himself. Hagan, an SHS dropout has bagged a Master’s degree in the United Kingdom (UK).
Renowned journalist and Editor of The Fourth Estate, Manasseh Azure Awuni, took to social media to celebrate the news of Hagan’s Master’s degree, which he got from the Unversity of Westminster.
Manesseh Azure who posted a photo from the graduation ceremony on Facebook shared insights into Hagan’s journey to his current status.
Read his post below:
A decade ago, I wrote a story for The Finder newspaper about Kwadwo Njorfuni and the collapsed school building. When I got to the office the following morning, the cleaner was the first to give me feedback.
“I had to finish reading everything before starting my work this morning,” he said.
I was intrigued to get feedback from someone I least expected to read the story. I left the newspaper shortly afterward. I did not take the time to ask further questions and know much about the cleaner, but that cleaner later became a reporter for that newspaper.
He later went to journalism school and graduated as the best student from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
Yesterday, he graduated with a master’s degree in Media and Development from the University of Westminster, one of the UK’s top five universities for media and communications studies.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you John Elliot Hagan, the determined young man who did not allow the shackles of poverty to cripple his dreams.