- Determined Lerato Jaca became her family's first doctor after graduating with their first-ever degree in 2020
- In a post on Twitter, Jaca disclosed that she graduated from the University of Cape Town, UCT, where she made herself proud
- Her pioneering achievement in her bloodline has erupted reactions and compliments from the internet community
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On her journey to earning a degree, Lerato Jaca triumphed adversity to achieve her goals, becoming the first person in her family to bag a degree in 2020.
She understood what it meant for a Black girl to glean such a feat, more so, make history.
In a post on Twitter, Jaca disclosed that she graduated from the University of Cape Town, UCT, making history as her family's first graduate and doctor.
Trailblazing achievement worth celebrating
Attributing her success to God, she said:
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''When a Black child makes it, it's a big deal! In my family, I am the first to graduate, get a UCT degree. The first doctor in the family. In my community.
''I'm the first female doctor. For finishing in record time against all adversity. It can only be God,'' she said.
Several people have reacted to her post as it gained 212 retweets, 29 quote tweets, and 4,598 likes at the time of writing this report.
Reactions trail post
YEN.com.gh selected some of the comments below:
''Congrats doctor. Continue shining.''
''Congratulations. Please continue telling your story. It is very inspirational and will encourage up and coming Black students.''
''Well done, Black child for all your hard work. I’m so glad it’s paid off. Continue paving the way. The world is yours.''
''Congratulations. Might want to change that bio!''
''My biggest congratulations Doctor Lerato Jaca. God knew where he was taking you. And where he wanted you to be, his will is done.''
Ghanaian Mom of 3 Graduates with PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of Ghana
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According to Wilhelmina, the past six years have been a great learning phase for her. And, her years of dedication and commitment to her goal have paid off.
She achieved her master's in Medical Biochemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana before heading to the University of Ghana to pursue her PhD.
Black Man Becomes First Lawyer in His Family
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ray Curtis Petty Jr, ESQ is the definition of a fighter who has overcome cycles of obstacles life threw at him to achieve his goal as a legal brain, becoming the first lawyer in his family.
Undaunted by the mountain of difficulties and childhood inadequacies, he triumphed and made history as his family's first-generation attorney.
Recounting his story on his Instagram account, he recalls being told by his teachers that he should be in special education classes. His coaches also doubted his ability to remember a playbook as a child, he said.
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