- A young man, David Opar, has overcome the obstacle that sought to pull him down as a kid and is now a PhD holder
- David appreciated his elder brother who had to put his dreams on hold so that his siblings can be well off
- Many people praised him, saying that his is indeed a story of facing challenges head-on and triumphing
A man, David Opar, has celebrated bagging his PhD from the Dongguk University, Seoul in South Korea on Friday, February 26.
In a LinkedIn post, the man said that looking at how rough his background was, he never thought that he would one day become so academically great. David added that everything still seems new to him.
The PhD holder who is an orphan revealed that his elder brother stopped pursuing his dreams so that they can have shelter and food.
He added that despite how challenging growing up was, he graduated as the best student from Kenyatta University and Newcastle University at both undergraduate and master's degree levels.
David disclosed that before he got a scholarship for his doctorate degree, he had made several attempts.
In a final note, the man said:
“Today, a simple boy from Kendu Bay, who grew up in a slum, orphaned and was told by some I won’t amount to anything has only gone and bagged himself a PhD from a top global university.”
YEN.com.gh compiled some of the reactions below:
Ondari D. Mogeni said:
"Congratulations Dr. Opar. I am so proud of you and it was privilege for me to witness you go through this successful journey from a front row seat. Godspeed as you scale the heights of successful in your field of expertise."
Jan A. said:
"I am beyond proud. You are the epitome of determination and perseverance. It has been a privilege to witness your PhD journey. Onwards and upwards!"
EUGENE AYONGA said:
"Congratulations David on acquiring your PhD. An extraordinary feat achieved through an inspiring life story!"
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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Nigerian man, Abdulhameed Owolabi, achieved a big feat in his academic career as he bagged PhD in faraway Korea from the Kyungpook National University.
The man said that he got a doctorate degree in climate change with a focus on energy efficiency. Sharing photos on the platform, Owolobi appreciated God and his family for the success.