- A Ghanaian mother, Rita Offin, has gained admission to Christ The King Senior High School, CKC, at Obuasi to further her education
- The mom of seven children is pursuing further studies in the same town she attended junior high school
- At age 57, Rita enrolled in class four at the Independence School Brahabebome and was ridiculed
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At 64, a Ghanaian mother of seven children, Rita Offin, has gained admission to Christ The King Senior High School (CKC) at Obuasi to further her education.
Rita, at 57, enrolled in class four at the Independence School Brahabebome in Obuasi, where she faced mockery.
Despite the stereotype of agism, she was determined to further her education. Rita never gave up.
Per a report by Adomonline.com, the sexagenarian sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination in 2021.
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Rita took action to overcome the challenges she experienced with business due to her inability to read and write. She understands that gaining a formal education is one of the tools she requires.
Her resilience has pleased many, including the assistant headmaster in charge of administration at Christ The King Senior High School, James Kwaku Brefo.
She told Adom Online that she is unashamed to be in the same class with children.
Watch her video below:
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Rita is not alone when it comes to academic milestones. YEN.com.gh previously reported that Newark native Kiiera Robinson has finally obtained her doctoral degree after overcoming multiple obstacles that came her way.
Robinson has made history as she becomes the first person to earn a PhD in her family.
The proud woman took to social media to make the achievement public while indicating that it took her hard work.
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YEN.com.gh previously reported that Briya Brown has become a first-generation attorney in her family after passing the bar, and she achieved this through hard work.
As a Black woman and the first person in her family to attain this feat, Brown said she achieved it with ''no guidance or handouts''.
Recounting her success story, she said: ''I passed the Bar exam. God said it, I believed it and declared it, and it is done!
''It was quite a challenge to work, study, and take this rigorous exam virtually during a global pandemic, and my computer crashed twice! I passed the Bar exam yall! And on the first attempt! He is a mighty God,'' she said.
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