- Amegah Alice Xorlaly, a first-class graduate of the University of Ghana has recently completed her master's programme at the University of Oxford
- Her journey to pursuing another academic feat started with daunting financial steps
- However, a determined Xorlaly braved the odds and has finally graduated with a master's degree in Comparative and International Education
- Xorlaly's inspiring story was amplified by Chief Editor at UN news dailies, Ben Dotsei Malor
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Certainly, dreams do come alive and a determined graduate of the University of Ghana with first-class honours, Alice Xorlaly Amegah, has added another feat after she recently completed a master’s programme at Oxford University.
Prior to chalking another laudable milestone, Xorlaly, had been ''in a desperate situation just last year, as she sought to embark on a great academic journey'' to pursue her master’s in Comparative and International Education in the UK.
In spite of the major setback which threatened her resolve to bring her dreams to life, the young Ghanaian first-class graduate got creative with a solution.
Xorlaly resorted to a GoFundMe page which yielded positive responses from many who ''stepped in to offer advice, direction and ‘few strong benefactors emerged to ensure Alice went to Oxford.''
The native of Boadua, near Akwatia in the Eastern region has made her country and people proud after successfully graduating with a master’s in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford.
Chief Editor at UN news dailies, Ben Dotsei Malor, amplified Xorlaly’s inspiring story on social media.
''On 4 June last year, I had not met Alice but simply took her appeal and made a post on my Facebook page appealing for help and support for this young woman, who had clinched a first class degree from Ghana's premier university, and then gained admission to the prestigious University of Oxford in the UK, but was having difficulty raising the necessary funds for Oxford. She resorted to a GoFundMe page. Some people stepped in to offer advice and direction. A few strong benefactors emerged to ensure Alice went to Oxford,'' Ben Dotsei Malor’s post said on Facebook.
The Former Deputy Editor, Focus on Africa at BBC, expressed delight over Xorlaly’s remarkable achievement.
''Awesome to see this wonderful message from a First Class student from the University of Ghana, Alice Xorlaly Amegah, who was in a desperate situation just last year, as she sought to embark on a great academic journey of upliftment,'' Dotse Malor noted earlier.
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