Miss Promise Paul Ekpong, a female final year student of the University of Cross River State, UNICROSS has embraced the part of dignity using the current nationwide industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to distinguish herself.

Miss Promise Ekpong, who is a final year student in the department of Microbiology, University of Cross River State UNICROSS, is an indigene of Ekumtak Mbube, in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State,  said she decided to seek employment in a car washing spot and was eventually employed after 2 weeks of rigorous training.

When this reporter approached My CARWASH business outlets, located along Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar, it was a beautiful site to behold as Promise was doing what she knows how to do best due to the academic shutdown by ASUU. 

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Promise while speaking with this reporter said that she enjoys the opportunity to learn about automobile and car washing, stressing that the knowledge gathered can be useful in the future as no knowledge is a waste.

When asked about the reactions of her family and friends, she said,  “I enjoy my job and am proud of it. That is what is important. It is an opportunity for me to learn new skills until everyone returns to classes

“When I told my friends that I got a job in a car wash, at first, they were like, what are you going to do there? When I told them I was going to wash cars, they were like, okay, as far as it put food on your table and gives you money to meet your needs, no problem. So they are very ok with it.

“For my family, my dad first complained about the distance due to transportation, but I insisted that it is rather an opportunity and he allow me based on his principles of ensuring that male or female should do equal duty,” she said.

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