Meet 60-year-old Elizabeth Yamoah Ghana's oldest BECE candidate for the 2020 batch

Meet 60-year-old Elizabeth Yamoah Ghana's oldest BECE candidate for the 2020 batch

- One of the unique candidates for this year's BECE has had her story highlighted in Ghana's media space

- The rather ripe-in-age woman is still working hard to complete JHS as she sits for her final year exam

- Her sheer determination to be called a graduate has won many hearts on social media

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This year's edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) start in Ghana on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Among the 531, 705 candidates to be sitting for the final year exam in the country, one of them has caught the eye of Ghana's media and has had her story highlighted.

The student, Madam Elizabeth Yamoah, 60, who at a first glance would be looking to be playing 'dress-up' in her granddaughter's school uniform, is actually not playing a prank.

Meet 60-year-old Elizabeth Yamoah Ghana's oldest BECE candidate for the 2020 batch
A cross-section of students writing an exam. Source: Daily Graphic
Source: UGC

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Madam Elizabeth Yamoah is a student of Agona Odoben Presby Junior High School (JHS).

She happens to be actually a real JHS student and is also writing for honours in the 2020 BECE.

The 60-year-old student is reported to be Ghana's oldest BECE candidate for the 2020 batch of students and is really looking to gain access to secondary education through the Free SHS programme.

At her age, she still has the hope of bearing the flaming torch of higher education that was probably not chalked by her parents.

Her story went viral after she was captured in a photo on the first day of the nationwide exams looking sharply dressed and braving the odds of sitting in the same class of kids young enough to be her grandchildren.

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Indeed, Madam Yamoah's story throws more light on the phenomenon that "it’s never too late to have an education."

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We wish her all the best and we hope that she comes out with flying colors.

Meanwhile, Mr Benjamin Sedem Ehlah has etched his name in the history books of the University of Winneba- Kumasi Campus after he was adjudged the best graduating student in his year group.

Benjamin Sedem Ehlah, who graduated in 2020, managed to defy all the odds and brac=ved the storms of the rigorous education system in Ghana to achieve the feat.

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The 27-year-old young record-setter studied Information Technology and managed to top all students on his campus with a CGPA that was only a few decimal points short of distinction.

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