- Frank Obeng Addae, a University of Ghana valedictorian, has recently gained admission to Harvard University to pursue a PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health
- The young man was denied admission by Medical Schools of both KNUST and the University of Ghana, although he bagged 7As in WASSCE prior to his latest feat
- Addae applied to 13 universities outside Ghana for a doctorate degree after graduating as the overall best student but got rejected by 12 of them
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A brilliant Ghanaian young man has recently opened up about his journey to gaining admission to Harvard University to pursue a doctorate degree in Biological Science, Public Health.
In an emotional post on LinkedIn, Frank Obeng Addae recounted that despite performing excellently in WASSCE and bagging 7As and a 'B', he still got rejected by the Medical Schools of both the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He, however, got admission to the Medical School of the University of Health and Allied Sciences but was unfortunately unable to report to school due to financial challenges. Thankfully, he landed a late admission to the University of Ghana to pursue a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology.
Frank studied hard and ended up graduating as the overall best student in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. After his undergraduate, the young man chose to further his education outside the country and applied to 13 universities, including Harvard University.
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His application was rejected by 12 of the schools but thankfully got accepted into Harvard University to pursue a PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health with a specialization in immunology and infectious disease. The feat made him the only African among 10 students who were accepted into the program.
Brilliant young man recounts how he got 27 scholarship rejections even after graduating with 1st-class
Frank Obeng Addae shared more about his inspiring journey in the post linked here.
University of Ghana Valedictorian Instructed by Department not to wear African Print for his Speech
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a brilliant Ghanaian man by the name of Frank Obeng Addae recently took to social media to open up about how he was asked to wear a particular attire for his valedictorian speech.
The post sighted by YEN.com.gh on LinkedIn had the young man sharing that after emerging as the overall best graduating student of the School of Biological Science at the University of Ghana, he intended to sew a nice African print attire for his speech at the graduation ceremony because that was what he could afford.
According to him, the administrator of the department asked him to get a suit instead. "The administrator for the School of Biological Sciences asked me to get a suit as a Valedictorian, it became a headache. Where was I going to get the money to buy a suit? Or I should go and borrow?"
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