About some few weeks to my final examination to graduate as a trained teacher from the Akrokerri Training College, some friends convinced me to take in narcotic drugs to help boost my memory to pass the examination with flying colours. In my gullible state, I was convinced and heeded to their hideous advice. We got caught in the act by a tutor and consequently got dismissed from the College. As the only member of my family who has been able to attain such height in education, my father died out of shock upon hearing the news of my dismissal. My family resultantly blamed me for the demise of my father and disowned me. Life became so hard for me and I contemplated and attempted suicide on several occasions.
By the grace of God, I encountered a Reverend Minister who introduced me to Mrs Theodosia W. Jackson as a youth counsellor, to counsel me. She counselled me and took me as a son and provided my financial and spiritual needs. With daily prayers and counselling, my confidence and sanity were restored. She further enrolled me with the Jackson College of Education (JCE) to restart my Diploma in Basic Education. The JCE and the Jackson Foundation provided me with a full scholarship and monthly stipends to help me complete the programme. I encountered several spiritual attacks during the three (3) years programme. However, Mrs Jackson was never discouraged. She engaged me in several deliverance sessions and kept on checking up on me to attend all lectures. My younger brother was also admitted at the JCE and was also provided with financial support by the institution to complete his programme.
Mrs Jackson did not neglect me after I completed my diploma programme with the JCE. She continued to provide me with monthly remittances and supported me to complete my post-diploma Degree in Basic Education at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). She went a step further to rent an apartment for me and remitted monthly stipends even when I had graduated from UEW and was without a job. By the grace of God, I was posted to the Bono Region to teach and can confidently call myself a Graduate Teacher. I want to thank the JCE, the Jackson Foundation and Mrs Jackson for the tremendous support they have given me for so many years now. I would not have been alive if I had not met Mrs Jackson. I am a testimony of the “Hope For a Brighter Future” that JCE has been providing to the citizenry of Ghana for the past ten (10) years. I want to also use this medium to advise the youth of this country to desist from the use of narcotics and seek HOPE FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE. Thank you JCE, Jackson Foundation and Mrs Jackson.