- Dr Douglas Antwi is a young Ghanaian medical practitioner who was rejected three times when he applied into the KNUST and UG Medical Schools
- It all started in 2012 after Antwi graduated from senior high school with 8As
- He decided not to give up on his dreams and reapplied to UDS where he got accepted, trained and certified
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A young Ghanaian student by the name Douglas Antwi, who was rejected by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of Ghana Medical Schools has become a doctor.
According to a post put up on the Twitter handle of Ghana Stories, @Ghanaspotlight, Douglas had applied three times in total, once at UG and twice at KNUST.
The relentless applicant decided not to take no for an answer as he had 8As in his West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in the year 2012.
See the narration below:
Instead of giving up, Douglas Antwi reapplied the fourth time but on this occasion, at the University for Development Studies (UDS).
He was gladly admitted into the medical school there and he thereafter graduated as a certified Medical Doctor which has always been his dream for a long time.
It is not known on what basis KNUST and UG did not accept Douglas despite his brilliant grades but his story teaches the power in never giving up on one's dreams.
In another interesting report, Veronica Ekua Mends, a Ghanaian student who just graduated from the Cape Coast Technical University emerged as the Overall Best Graduating Student and the Best Graduating Female Engineering Student.
Sharing her story with YEN.com.gh, Veronica indicated that she was initially discouraged from pursuing electrical engineering which she was selected for because they thought it would be too difficult for her as a lady.
"When I wanted to do electrical engineering, people discouraged me saying engineering is very difficult and all that. Even when I started school, a lot of people said am gonna quit my course after level 100 but I never gave up on my dreams," she recalls.
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