- A 29-year-old young man, Harry Asah, has earned a Bachelor's degree in Automobile Engineering from the Koforidua Technical University
- Asah applied to the university multiple times and gained admittance on all occasions but couldn't attend due to financial limitations
- In 2018, he received a full scholarship in cash from the Saint Luke's Anglican Church and has finally graduated from the university
- Asah has recounted his story along with exclusive photos shared with YEN.com.gh
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Determined to change his fortunes for the better, Harry Asah has earned a Bachelor's degree in Automobile Engineering from the Koforidua Technical University.
Despite his economically deprived background and struggle with stigma due to a minor disability, he has defeated the odds, bagging a degree in Automobile Engineering.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh, Asah disclosed he had a rough childhood because he had to deal with stigma from society due to the disability.
''I limb and people looked down on me because of that. Even after I went for surgery to correct the bone defect, I still can't walk normally,'' he said.
Harry Asah attended primary and junior high school at the Macedonia Methodist Primary in Accra and subsequently, the Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC) to study to become an Auto Mechanic.
After earning remarkable grades from ATTC, he could not further his education immediately.
''I passed the final exams and got admission into the Koforidua Technical University to pursue Automobile Engineering but I couldn't attend because of financial constraints,'' he said.
He had to secure a job at the American Auto Parts in Accra to save enough for his education, but he could only afford to buy the university's forms from his little savings the third time.
Despite the cycle of financial impediments, he resolved to make his birth mother proud, whom he admitted has suffered in life due to their financially disadvantaged home.
''My mother has suffered a lot and her struggle inspired me to keep pushing against the odds to make it.''
In 2018, he received a full scholarship in cash from the Saint Luke's Anglican Church, but not for food, books, and the other essentials to aid his studies.
''My friends supported me, especially one lady who became like a family on campus. A client I impressed at my former employer's often sent me cash for food and other things,'' he told YEN.com.gh.
Against the stigma, rejection, and financial setbacks, he has finally earned his first degree in Automobile Engineering from the Koforidua Technical University.
Asah shared exclusive photos with YEN.com.gh.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that photos of the world-class architectural design of the Academic City University College in Accra have emerged on social media.
The school is Ghana's first university to offer a degree in Robotics Engineering.
The private university was established in 2009 and had a standalone facility on the Ring Road in Accra that was popularly known for its affiliated programme with Sikkim Manipal University (SMU).
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