A Nigerian graduate identified as, Emmanuel Nworie has left many heartbroken after telling his story of how he resorted to farm work just to survive.
The young graduate had to turn to petty farming as a means to make a living despite bagging a first class degree in mathematics.
TheCable reported that, he graduated with a CGPA of 4.92/5.00 from the University of Nigerian, Nsukka (UNN).
Emmanuel who lost his father to diabetes and hypertension when he was still in secondary school, found himself in a situation that made life very difficult for him.
As a way to survive, the 27-year-old worked as a mathematics teacher for a while at the secondary school he finished from.
Despite being awarded the Best Mathematics Olympiad teacher in Ebonyi state, his salary was only N12,705 per month.
He was able to save some money from the teaching job and he went to further his education at a polytechnic.
On competing his polytechnic program, he was able secure another job which he used to fund his degree programme at UNN.
While in the university, Emmanuel won a gold medal in a mathematics contest in 2018.
After his mandatory one year National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), his place of primary assignment retained him as a teacher with a N35,000 per month salary.
However, due to the shutdown of schools due to COVID-19 pandemic, he was forced to go back to Ebonyi and make a living from planting cassava.