How Zobo And Soya Milk Paid My School Fees

In my year two as an undergraduate of Unizik, I found it difficult to pay most of my fees. So I thought of what to do, after learning a course on entrepreneurship, I decided to start making Zobo and Soya milk.

Meanwhile, when I started I felt discouraged for the poor sales on the first day, but I didn't relent . Each time I finished making my Zobo and Soya milk soft drinks, I will carry them to lectures all, after lecturers finished teaching I will carry them from one faculty to the other.

However, I did these things for two months and before I knew it, I had already made #35,000 as profit. So, I was very excited and started the business fully that was how it took care of my feedings, school fees without disturbing someone for that. Though it wasn't easy to combine it with my academic programs, but I still graduated successfully.

So I still recommend undergraduates to implore the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Do you have a similar experience you school days? how have you been coping as a student? kindly share your experience with us.

Comments Reply
  • This is really nice. Its always good to have an entrepreneur skill In life because you don't know when or where you'll need it. It be when in university or after you've graduated that you'll need a skill for your survival. 

    - Mofolu Ayo - 2019-09-27 11:54:09 Quote

  • Very nice history. I could remember back then in school when I used natural infection medicine to pay for mine. When I do prepare  Ginger, Galic, dates etc. In a table water cintaicon nd sell at #700 naira each. I just like youths who hustle like me... It's nice you know.

    - Chidera Destiny - 2019-09-27 11:57:14 Quote

  • Wow that's nice I never had such thing before but I know this NNU I will be able to find one. I would love to see all the comments and see wonders so thank you 

    - Abubakar Sadeeq Salihu - 2019-09-27 11:57:53 Quote

  • This is an inspiring story and it'll be good if everyone can learn from it, doing business while in school is a very good idea, apart from the fact that it helps reduce the workload on our parents, it helps us identity our strength and weakness as an individual too.

    - Yusuf Habeeb - 2019-09-27 12:00:42 Quote

  • Everything was going on fyn till my 300l things became very hard for the family and I took it up by my self  and start making cupcakes  which the sales encouraged me because they were really yummy and that saw me through my tertiary education tho it was not  easy but I thank God for everything. 

    - Okwute Chinecherem - 2019-09-27 12:01:19 Quote

  • It is good to have entrepreneurship spirit. I'm also thinking of selling zobo in school, I will just give it enough packaging so that it will look more attractive 

    - Abiona Abosede - 2019-09-27 12:02:26 Quote

  • This is nice, well youths of nowadays go into internet fraud to make money which isn't encouraging.

    On my own part I venture into online jobs.As a student I've taken advantage of joining NNU since it was launched and it has been helping.. I also do surveys with different companies online so I earn a lot from the internet legitimately.

    - Daniel Gabriel - 2019-09-27 12:02:59 Quote

  • Mine wasn’t different as my mother alone couldn’t cater for my needs. So I started doing laundry, it wasn’t easy at all but with time in my 300 level my efforts paid off. I had to rent a store and put a girl who was assisting me in managing the business and that’s how I was able to cope. Students should have an entrepreneurship mind, it helps a lot.

    - Onekeneke prince - 2019-09-27 12:03:39 Quote

  • Wow this is also similar to mine.  Mine was bread.  There was this company about a km from my school. So I buy the bread for N50 and take bulk to sell In the hostel for N100. That was how I was able to raise my fees

    - Victory Isere - 2019-09-27 12:04:31 Quote

  • for me i dont have much experience about this stuff, but the thing that paid 65% of my school fees was been a motivational speaker, lebouring work and many other mining jobs but it was a taugph thing to do together

    - Ibraheem Danteni - 2019-09-27 12:08:29 Quote

  • I had a similar experience, but in my secondary skul days... I usually make chin chin and sell in the skul.. 

    It helped me alot especially to pay for my waec fees. By Gods grace wen I get admission this year, I will continue and make money from it. 

    - Okafor Chigaemezu Ifeanyi - 2019-09-27 12:09:05 Quote

  • Being an entrepreneur is a very good thing because you will be independent and this what of today's youth don't understand, they think everything is education and also someone has to be lucrative too. Very good of you dear though it is very difficult to combine education and entrepreneur at same time. 

    - Akinmoyede Bolanle - 2019-09-27 12:12:26 Quote

  • Interesting, Entrepreneur has really helped me financially. I am self employed and I make my  money each time my service is needed at any event. God bless you, I pray you earn Big

    - Onasanya Samuel - 2019-09-27 12:12:55 Quote

  • My sister also did the same by selling popcorn and Zobo in her ND, but when it got to HND the stress became too much and couldn’t help it so she had to stop, though she was making good earns from it but she had to manage through with it.

    - David Olatunbosun - 2019-09-27 12:12:56 Quote

  • For me, i do typing jobs, even though the pay is not huge but it keeps me moving financially. Its really stressfuly combining studies with enterprenuership. But on the other hand, when you have a skill, your days in school is the time you utilize well to perfect your skill because after school, you will not have such time for that again.

    - Lubem Terzungwe - 2019-09-27 12:14:57 Quote

  • Wow....such a great testimony...not everyone has tge determination that you possess..

    Of courae entrepreneurship is a very good thing to venture into

    I'd advice so many students to go into it as its a very lucrative business

    - Joseph Lawrence - 2019-09-27 12:15:41 Quote

  • Is high time youths of Nigeria wakeup and start taking up responsiblity because government has failed us doesn't mean we will fold our arms and continue criticizing government, let help ourselves no matter how small, me am a student and workout my school fees too ,I don't depend on government for anything the ones my parents gives me are just bonus ,engage and equip yourself with all least one skill

    - Ukora Kenechukwu - 2019-09-27 12:16:31 Quote

  • While i was in school i have to do registration/Online for new in takes to survive.... I made a lot tho. When it's come to buying of admission forms😂😂

    - Arighwrode theophilus Oghenevwogaga - 2019-09-27 12:19:54 Quote

  • Being an Entrepreneur is the best thing that can ever happen to a youth... And the good thing is, most ventures can be started with little funds and generate high turnovers in the end... 

    - Ijomah Rocky - 2019-09-27 12:27:37 Quote

  • Being an Entrepreneur is the best thing that can ever happen to a youth... And the good thing is, most ventures can be started with little funds and generate high turnovers in the end... 

    - Ijomah Rocky - 2019-09-27 12:27:40 Quote

  • In my school years, I supported myself by helping new intakes with their registrations. I embarked on tutorials for new students and was paid per class, I did assignments for people and was paid. I also did networking business like Nnu and I was really blessed tremendously from Nnu especially last year.

    - Nenye Anyigaenwe - 2019-09-27 12:29:30 Quote

  • Venturing into a business is a really good idea and a way of avoiding being broke while in school. It could also reduce the rate at which a student depends on his or her parents for money. 

    Like me for example, I sell bags and various fashion accessories in school to help myself. And yes it won't be easy to combine it with academic activities, but if one learns how to manage time ,it'll be okay. 

    - Faheedat Lawal - 2019-09-27 12:36:37 Quote

  • Wow, congrats to u on ur success and thanks for sharing and i also love that hr spirit of i can do it and ur never give up spirirt. Just keep it up. More success.

    - Shittu Oluwadamilare - 2019-09-27 12:38:38 Quote

  • Entrepreneurship is the way forward especially in this clime where hardship is dealing hard with people. One just have to think on how money must enter the pocket. Thanks for sharing.

    - Boladale Bada-Ogunlami - 2019-09-27 12:40:55 Quote

  • Just like I said some days ago you can't tell what will make you successful just keep on building on what you have and your talent you would be surprised it is going to take you really really far

    - Oluwadarasimi Jolaade - 2019-09-27 12:58:03 Quote

  • I like Your  courage because youth nowadays don't like doing small business not knowing that to know a successful person that go into business, he/she does not want to know if the profit in the business is big or small but he is sure of is that at the end the day he has a profit. 

    - Paul Tochukwu - 2019-09-27 13:23:01 Quote

  • To become a man is not a days job as the saying goes. I had a taste of struggling to survive too as when I was in secondary school, I do go to do farm work for people in order to assist my mum to pay my school fees and buy other things needed as a student like sandal and school uniform. Today I am a graduate and doing a good job. All those sufferings then has turned to story today.

    - Paul Nwaso - 2019-09-27 13:37:27 Quote

  • Thats God for you, he has his ways of doing things and helping his children, some people may think that there is no gains in that zobo and soya bean business, but let me tell you if you know what you are doing very we'll you will surely prosper in it

    - Edward Chinecherem - 2019-09-27 13:38:00 Quote

  • Well am a student ,i have been thinking of starting a small business too.

    At least this has given a little heads up on never to give up no matter how it may look like at first.there is always light at the end of a tunnel..thanks

    - Deborah Edmund - 2019-09-27 13:47:21 Quote

  • Wow im very happy for you, Actually that's a very good enterprenuership is far better than sitting in one place depending on your parent i think is a very nice thought i hope to start mine also.

    - Ayuba Samson - 2019-09-27 13:55:55 Quote

  • No skill is a waste in life. I love entrepreneurs because no matter how hard life seems, you will never go hungry and your the boss. 

    This life if only we can bend down and cut our coat according to our sizes and put our heads into use we will be successful but the problem is I can't do this and that. You don't know how strong you are until you begin to do something. 

    - TOCHUKWU KINGSLEY OKOYE - 2019-09-27 14:28:27 Quote

  • Mine is in my year 3, i was having a difficulties in school, because the amount i receive on a monthly basis for my sponsor was not enough to carry me to the next month. so since i know how to make peanut, i started frying and suppling to the shops in school. And when going for lecture i carry some in a little transparent rubber. With these i was able to meet some of my needs before month end, though it hasn't been easy but the demand for my product and my gain from it kept me going.

    - Pwamona Timawus - 2019-09-27 14:52:06 Quote

  • Yes, I had similar experience though my case is not encouraging . When things went wrong for me in the University, I stopped school went into hustling like working in a beer parlour and hotel. There, I made money and return to school. I encourage the youth to engage themselves in ino thing or the other.

    - Onwa Matthew - 2019-09-27 15:46:41 Quote

  • That very good is better for you to start doing what you are not supposed to do just in the name of looking for money I pray I should start something like that too

    - Miracle Boniface - 2019-09-27 16:25:20 Quote

  • Zobo is a boom if you knew how to do it very well . personally, I have made so much . find a good location a and.make good zobo . you may even design from your job to come and concentrate on the business.

    - Akume Emmanuel Aondofa - 2019-09-27 17:16:30 Quote

  • Wow you really tried, you have your education at mind. There are people when things gets tough for them, they will think of stopping school instead of going into such business.

    - Nwosu Vincent - 2019-09-27 17:20:25 Quote

  • That's a nice 👍 hustling mentality, while others waited to be sent money from home, you chose to make efforts to better your own situation and it paid off for you. I also see myself ad an example compared to what you we're able to achieve while I was still an undergraduate. 

    - PETER MMADUEKE - 2019-09-27 17:33:17 Quote

  • I am happy for you hustling spirit and courage to survive in life

    Tho i didn’t make it to the university but in my secondary school days during my WAEC there was no money for registration both waec and neco 25k

    i had to leave school when others were attending lessons for waec preparation to go serving bricklayers by mixing cement and carrying block for them

    it wasn't easy at first cos i was raised up with soft chores unlike this which i had never done before

    but i had to be strong like a man tha i am and never relent no matter how difficult it was

    i was paid 2k daily per head at times i would serve 2 bricklayers at once  and get 4k 

    that was how rasied my waec fee and had some change with me 

    my mom was happy and praised me alot.

    - Samuel Ikechukwu - 2019-09-27 18:16:08 Quote

  • This is really inspiring and all the comments too. I'm alsona student and entrepreneur but I used to be discouraged because of the way people under price hand crafts and it takes a lot of time and yet low earning,  at the end I'll still have to depend on parent to fund me. But this has encouraged me and I have to sit up

    - Chidinma Maduka - 2019-09-27 19:52:14 Quote

  • This is a very good story that supports people who have an idea of works to do that would fetch them money even as students but are scared that they might not make profit from it , as strange as this sounds I have been in a lecture room that after the lecture the lecturer asked if anyone in the class had something to sell but no one had any goods to sell and that was when the lecturer told us that education alone can not help in tha economy we find ourself that we also have to have do a side job to support ourselves

    - Agbozie Daniel - 2019-09-27 21:22:46 Quote

  • It's always advisable for student that don't have source of income while in school to implore entrepreneurship just to earn standard living while at school... My experience back then at Owo I went into Data subscription on Campus with my banner advert all over with student patronize I start earning enough and live up standard life on Campus

    - Oretan Ayomipo Micheal - 2019-09-27 23:43:47 Quote

  • Knowing how to do a particular work or having a particular skill is imooimpor in life. This is because you don't Know where you will find yourself tommorow and you will need all those things. So it is better to learn a skill no matter how small you think it is, it will help you someday.

    - Eze Collins Obinna - 2019-09-28 11:06:12 Quote

  • It is really essential for students to have side hustles. This will really give them the financial freedom they need. Especially students with not so bouyant parents. And even if your parents can provide everything for you, having a side hustle will give you financial Independence to some degree.

    - Ayodeji Akinoluwa - 2019-09-28 19:53:09 Quote

  • This is lovely, at least you ventured into business, you've done so well. Unlike some who will prefer to use their body to get money...... My own advice to all undergraduate is that, you all should learn one thing or the other, and I mean something you can do as a side hustle that will fetch you money. Moreover, spend wisely

    - Alonge Iyanuoluwa - 2019-09-29 06:37:01 Quote

  • I had my own experience in my 200 level. I had this small fish pond at the back of my dad's house which was meant for eating but it turned out to the source of my school expenses in my 200 level. Even my parents could not believe how it turned at the end. I had bail the pond and sold all but 4 small fish for the house because it was a small pond with limited number of fish. I was really glad that I removed the pressure from my parents.

    - Mathias Zidougha - 2019-09-29 08:25:26 Quote

  • I think of what I can do to be earning a living in school so I decided to be buying pure water from the factory they sold it to me at the rate of 80naira per back and I sold 150naira in school.I continue this later I bought cooler to be storing chilled water .I started progressing I now even start selling soft drinks I did this to earn a living in school and it really worked for me

    - Anthony Onyekachi - 2019-09-29 10:05:05 Quote

  • That is so Nice..... I really Love your courage and aim to make it.What you are doing to make money is very good.No work is useless but it depend on how to focus on it...So far you are not doing prostitution nor do arm-robbery.Keep it up and God be with You!!!

    - Ajala Oluwaferanmi - 2019-09-29 11:28:19 Quote

  • I really admire your entrepreneurial spirit because it’s not easy to really start something and be consistent with it. I’ve discovered in school these days no matter how much allowance you’re given, it’s ususlly still not enough so therefore people have to find other means of livelihood. And buying and seeking of clothes, shoes, female hair etc are the leading business in my schools today from my research. 

    - Omosivwe Jonathan - 2019-09-29 12:42:23 Quote

  • Develop a market for your soymilk. There are quite a few companies producing and selling nationally distributed brands of soymilk so, unless you have considerable capital resources, you will probably be more successful targeting a niche where the bigger brands can't effectively compete: direct sales of a locally produced product and sobo.

    - Joseph Pacheco - 2019-09-29 15:41:16 Quote

  • This is really nice,  this is to tell the youths out there that nothing should b taken for granted and in addition to this let's b persistent in Wat ever we do in life,  b it business or whatever cos hustle go surely pay one day. 

    - Arungwa victor ikechukwu - 2019-09-29 16:05:36 Quote

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