Akasease Yiadom: Ghanaian World War II veteran who completed university at age 99

Akasease Yiadom: Ghanaian World War II veteran who completed university at age 99

- Akasease Kofi Boakye Yiadom is a Ghanaian World War II veteran

- The former teacher made history when he graduated from the Presbyterian University in 2010

- Boakye Yiadom advocated against graduate brain drain

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Ghanaian World War II veteran, Akasease Kofi Boakye Yiadom, enrolled at the Presbyterian University College at the age of 96.

The former teacher made history when he became one of the oldest people to graduate from university at nearly a century old.

In 2010, Akasease Kofi Boakye Yiadom graduated from the Presbyterian University College’s business school at the age of 99.

Boakye Yiadom’s statement that “as far as your brain can work alright, your eyes can see alright, and your ears can hear alright, if you go to school you can learn’’ remains profound.

After he completed tertiary education, he became one of the major voices that advocated against Ghanaians moving outside the country to seek greener pastures.

Akasease Yiadom: Ghanaian World War 2 veteran who completed university at age 99

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He urged his classmates to resist the lure of higher salaries overseas and stay in Ghana.

Speaking about his commendable accomplishment at the time, Boakye Yiadom told CNN that people who receive help from the government to finish school and pass their degree should "stay in Ghana and serve Ghana''.

According to edition.cnn.com, in Boakye Yiadom’s room, pictures of the World War II veteran are proudly displayed, symbolic of his beliefs: '

"Don't leave; fight and serve the country. And if you do, he says, you might live to a hundred.''

In another story, the founding CEO of the Caroline Group, Caroline Esinam Adzogble, has been appointed ambassador for Millersville University in the United States.

As an ambassador she will assist in boosting marketing and recruitment efforts to increase and diversify the multicultural numbers at the university.

Esinam Adzogble, 28, is a Ghanaian born multi-award winning educationist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

The inspiring, high-achieving woman is the founding CEO of the Caroline Group, a conglomerate with six subsidiaries including Potters International College and Caroline University. Esinam Adzogble’s education conglomerate has affiliates in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, the UK, and the USA.

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