Basic school names school block after old student who went to Harvard University

Basic school names school block after old student who went to Harvard University

- A young gentleman who went to Harvard University has had a school block dedicated to him by his basic school

- Maclean ‘Mac’ Sarbah had attended Yeji’s Royal Educational Complex at both primary and junior high school levels

- The young man also attended Columbia University and the University of Cambridge

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Maclean ‘Mac’ Sarbah, a young Ghanaian who recently graduated with a Masters from Harvard University, has had a school block named after him at the Yeji’s Royal Educational Complex.

In an interview with Myjoyonline.com, Sarbah said he was “surprised and emotional” when he discovered that his basic school decided to dedicate a building to him.

It is indicated that Sarbah attended the school for both his primary and junior high school (JHS) education.

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He was invited to speak to the students about the power of education only to arrive at the venue to discover that the administrators had an entirely different plan arranged.

In his own words, Maclean said:

“They ended up planning a festival in front of about 2000 school children. They were really inspired. It was surreal. I’m so grateful to the school."

“In many ways, this was a recognition of the hard work and support of family, friends, teachers, classmates, staff at every school and mentors. It’s a recognition of God’s grace for the unworthy. I couldn’t have done it alone. I believe it’s for a bigger purpose than for yourself," the young man added.

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Mac is one of eight children who was born and raised in Yeji, a rural town in Ghana’s Brong Ahafo region. His parents come from Tongu Mepe-Battor in the Volta region.

He was from a humble background but was able to rise through hardships to graduate from some of the world’s leading universities, including Columbia University, the University of Cambridge and Harvard University.

In other news, Kwamang M/A primary and JHS located at Nkawkaw Kwamang in the Kwahu-West Constituency in the Eastern Region has reportedly been abandoned by policymakers for years.

Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the school building's roof got damaged after a heavy downpour.

After the roof got damaged, the elders of the community reported the incident to both the Assemblyman of the community and the MP of the constituency Hon Eric Kwakye Darfour.

Photos from the school prove that nothing has been done about the appalling situation.

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Source: Yen

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