Popular gospel artist and cop, Chief Superintendent Kofi Sarpong, has given Ghanaians a way to his private existence with his grass to beauty story.
The eminent artist has described how monetary requirements made him exit school threefold while growing up.
Very much like it is the wish and dream of each youngster to develop with his folks, who will effectively see them through school, his case was unique.
His life and schooling, as indicated by him, took an alternate contort when his dad, who was a cop, ventured out from home without thinking back.
A circumstance he said emerged from his incessant exchanges during dynamic assistance however at a point, his grandma pledged not to permit his mom to move with him once more, consequently he additionally left the family.
“I am from Berekum and that was where I lived most of my life but my father as a policeman was often transferred and we had to move along.
“But at a point, my grandmother stopped my mother from any relocation because she was fed up. My father also left and never returned until I was about to write my O’level exam,” he narrated on Adom TV’s M’ashyese3 show with Afia Amankwa Tamakloe.
Supt Sarpong said the improvement enormously influenced the installment of his charges and he was unable to persevere through the difficulties which he looked in school therefore.
“I was someone who was afraid of lashes but the case was that we go to school every Monday morning and I received lashes over non-payment of fees.
“I couldn’t bear it any longer and had to drop out three times along the way,” he added.
In the midst of these exciting bends in the road of his life, he said he didn’t surrender yet was motivated to work on something for himself to succeed.
“It had always been my desire to be a teacher while growing up and it was that passion that gingered me to sell kenkey and soup to see myself through school.
“My mum helped to buy the maize for the business. So I will prepare the soup at night and the kenkey in the morning which I will sell before going to school in the morning,” he detailed.
Quick forward, he figured out how to finish his Junior Secondary School training yet the difficulties became harder in his endeavor to additional his schooling however he continued and did more tasks to help himself.
As far as he might be concerned, his capacity to bear these difficulties made him the better individual he can gladly say he is currently.