- A Ghanaian working mother, Nana Kwakyewa Chelsea, has earned her master's degree from the Ghana Institue of Journalism
- In a post on her Facebook page, she recounted the difficulties she faced as a working mum after she enrolled at the institute to pursue her master's
- Chelsea admitted that at a point, she wanted to defer the programme due to the challenges
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Despite a hectic master's programme, combing her studies, work, and raising her child, Nana Kwakyewa Chelsea, has finally earned her postgraduate degree.
In a post sighted on her Facebook page, Chelsea recounted her journey to notching the academic milestone, disclosing that she began her master's when her child was still a baby.
''I started this master's program in 2019 when Sister Darkowaa was just a baby. I didn’t get the weekend school I applied for; so I had to [be a] full-time student, full-time mum, and full-time worker.
''I was handling consumers at the time I started school, which was a bit flexible, so I thought I could manage. My lectures started at 3:00 pm and ended at 9:30/10 pm. I would drive through the night to Oyarifa Monday-Friday,'' she recalled.
Chelsea managed to combine her work, studies, raising her child, and catering for the family.
''As I was about a month into the program, I was given 12 Goil stations, plus my 28 consumers. I decided to defer the programme, but friends and family encouraged me to hold on.''
''There was a time, we were writing IA, I had no leave days because I used all to give birth to Darkowaa. I couldn’t take leave during exams; there was a time, I had a paper at 3:30, I was in the promo van with music at Kasoa at 2:00. I thought I would miss it, but I got in at 20 minutes to the end of the exam, but by God’s grace, I wrote and passed with no ‘apor','' she said.
Chelsea admitted that it was difficult but she ''never failed or trailed a paper'' and has finally earned her master's in Public Relations from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
Many have commented underneath the post on social media.
Charlotte Akua Adjepon-Yamoah writes: ''Congratulations to my superb friend and sister. My ward mate. Advisor and everything. I am so proud of you ...''
''Awwww baby, you’ve made all of us super proud! well done and many congratulations to you! Please do not ask for momo! ❤️,'' Nana Yaa Nyarko said.
Edward Twum noted that Chelsea is clever despite her naughtiness.
''Good job. Congrats. Clever girl in spite of all the naughtiness. Really proud of what you have achieved. Others should emulate you and stop these slay things.''
Freddy Quesi Agyei writes: ''Well done congratulations and you avoided 3:00 am to make it a success Now you deserve a proper 3:00 am. Proud of you stay blessed.''
Mina Sarpong said: ''Congratulations sis, God bless you we are proud of you ❤️❤️.''
Read her full account below.
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