63-yr-old man in secondary school pushes wheelbarrow to pay SSCE fees


Sixty three years old Mr. Seribo Adelabu, who registered as a JSS student in 2014 at Izon college, Bomadi

Overside, Bomadi government area, Delta State, has returned to his former job of handcart pushing to boost cash

to finish his education.


Adelabu, presently in Senior class, SSS II, who started  his tutorial voyage at fifty eight years thanks to what the

agony of being  illiterate had caused  him, came into public limelight once NDV reported his uncommon

determination in 2016.


Some Ijaw folks in Diaspora, particularly those in United States of America, came to his aid by paying his tuition

in JSS II and sent him some cash. It appears, however, that the help was a short lived sensation as once the

preliminary intervention, everyone went back to his tent going away Adelabu to reason himself. Adelabu , who

is making ready for his Senior college Certificate Examination, SSCE, next year, confirmed that he really visited

handcart pushing as a result of things were obtaining tough for him. His words: “I need to continue with my

handcart pushing job to modify Pine Tree State continue during this tutorial journey. “I need to give thanks our

Ijaw brothers and sisters within the Diaspora, particularly those within the USA, for paying up my tuition fees

when I was in JSS 2; l conjointly give thanks to them for the cash they sent for text books and maintenance.


“I want to use this chance to all over again tell them that it’s been terribly difficult and rough for me since after

that gesture. I appeal to our Diaspora brothers and sisters that I’m still in want of their facilitate, currently that

I’m making ready for my final year exams: West African Examination Council, WAEC, fee is pending. “As I said

before, after my graduation from here, I will be able to proceed to Teacher college, TTC, where I shall teach



The varsity authorities, speaking through the Education Committee chair, Chief Pius Oloye, noted that the varsity

management had to encourage the aged student to modify him come through his tutorial dream. Oloye said the

first aim of Izon college was to assist less-privileged youngsters in riverine communities, therefore it charges

smallest college fees.


The Elders Council of the varsity, speaking through patrician Shell Mubogha, Chief Samson Bakpor and Mr.

Frederick Biribiri beau, said the pains Ijaw kid went through in rural communities caused the institution of Izon

college. They said: “We give thanks the Ijaw community in USA for his or her benevolence to our student and that

we appeal that they ought to conjointly encourage the varsity in its efforts to accumulate a parcel of land for a

permanent web site. “We conjointly use this medium to renew our charm to our exalted brother, Prophet

Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, to assist United States come through our aim of lifting the Ijaw kid out of darkness.”

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