- A University of Professional Studies, Accra graduate has recently opened up about successfully bagging a degree in Accounting and Finance
- In a LinkedIn post, Gabriel Obodai Annan revealed that he studied General Arts in secondary school but wanted to challenge himself hence picked up a Business program
- The Mfantsipim School old boy bagged a Final 3.55/4 and had his parents and mentors to thank for their support
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A driven Ghanaian young man has recently got many on social media congratulating him after sharing his success story after a change in his field of studies.
The post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the LinkedIn timeline of Gabriel Obodai Annan had him recounting that he studied General Arts at Mfantsipim School and ended up graduating as the best Geography student. Still, he chose to challenge himself and applied to pursue a degree in Accounting and Finance at the University.
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The University of Professional Studies, Accra recent graduate, shared that he gained admission to pursue a program in his previous field at the University of Ghana, Legon, but was up for something new hence, he declined.
"I was ready for a new challenge in a new field altogether, switching from Arts to pursuing Business. I had to psych up because I knew I had a lot of work ahead of me; my goals and expectations could not have made me settle for less.
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Gabriel revealed that starting from scratch in the business field was not easy, but he was determined to succeed and hence put in the work. As a result, he graduated with a final GPA of 3.55, just a few decimal points away from first-class.
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In an interview with YEN.com.gh, Gabriel shared some of the practices he adopted to excel in the new field of studies he picked;
"My ultimate drive was to prove a point that nothing was impossible. My goal was to get a first-class, so I could motivate others who find themselves in my situation that everything in life can be achieved through determination.Because I knew I would have challenges with the course I chose, I always asked for assistance when it was needed from those who were very good at particular courses. I was always ready to learn and I never felt shy about asking for assistance academically.
Also, I always sat at the front seat during lectures so that I could grasp each concept being taught well. I always wanted to pay attention and sitting at the front seat really helped. I paid rapt attention in class and asked a lot of questions in class . My course mates know me very well for this", he said.
He went ahead to express his gratitude to his parents, sibling, and everyone who supported him on his journey.
UPSA Recent Graduate Who Bagged 3.55 FCGPA Shares How He Picked Up Farming After WASSCE To Afford Going To Uni
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Ghanaian young man recently took to social media to recount how he ended up getting his university education financed after bagging 7As and a B in WASSCE.
The post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the LinkedIn timeline of Francis Assan had him revealing that he completed secondary school but had no one to help him proceed to a university. He, therefore, picked up a job on a poultry farm as a Farm hand to gather enough money for school.
"I completed my SHS education five years ago with 7As and a B in WASSCE. There was no help at that time so I started working as a Farm hand at a poultry farm in my hometown Banko."
Thankfully, he got a call from a man one day who asked him to send his WASSCE results to him. Upon review, he was impressed and helped Francis land a scholarship to study at the university.
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