- Rene Grimes said that she was able to get a doctorate degree at the age of 59 despite how old she is
- The 59-year-old woman said she would have wanted her mom to achieve the same feat if life had not treated her differently
- Rene also revealed how they had a very rough patch growing up
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A 59-year-old woman, Rene Grimes, has shown that age is really not a factor in achieving one's dream.
The woman passed her doctorate defense on Tuesday, July 14, before she went ahead to bag a Ph.D. Rene said she had to grow up with her single mom in government housing.
She said that though she wanted her mom to achieve the same thing, life, unfortunately, dealt her big blows. Rene added that their mom taught them they could achieve even the most difficult things.
See her tweet below:
Meanwhile, a 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.
In other news, a Nigerian man with the name Vicent Adeoba shared his story to show that no matter how rough one’s road is, you can still make it if there is strong determination.
Vincent said that he lost his dad at a very young age and his mom passed away when he was four. Two years after that at age six, he started hawking bread to survive.
A year after that, he started his primary school education, which happened in the year he ran away from home.
At age eight, he sold things like okra, garden egg, garri, fish, and others. Between the age of 10 and 19, he had to wade through many challenges like surviving flood, dropping out of school, and failing WAEC.
He also started a business at the age of 22 and two years later, became a millionaire. At 26, he won the Lagos state NYSC inter-platoon debate, among several achievements.
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