71-Year-Old Ghanaian Grandpa Writes 2024 BECE, Warms Hearts: "Determined To Succeed"

71-Year-Old Ghanaian Grandpa Writes 2024 BECE, Warms Hearts: "Determined To Succeed"

  • A video of a 71-year-old man speaking on his reasons for participating in the ongoing BECE has surfaced on social media
  • The determined older man said in an interview that he's always been passionate about education, hence his decision to write the exam
  • Netizens who saw the post were impressed and took to the comment section to laud him for his determination

Against all odds, a 71-year-old Ghanaian man in Goaso has taken the bold step of participating in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Exam (BECE).

Kwesi Baiden, warmed many hearts on social media after a video of him sitting in the classroom with his schoolmates to write the exam surfaced.

71-Year-Old Ghanaian grandpa writes 2024 BECE, warms hearts: "Determined to succeed"
Kwesi Baiden is determined to make it in life Image source: Sportsmidwife
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Despite being quite old, Mr Baiden did not allow his age to deter him from pursuing his dream. He boldly sat in the classroom with students young enough to be his grandchildren, studied, and was ready to defy the odds.

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Mr Baiden stated during an interaction with a journalist in a video sighted by YEN.com.gh that he had always been passionate about education.

“I didn’t have this opportunity in my childhood, and things were tough, so I decided to do this now,” he said.

Watch the video below:

BECE commences across Ghana

The Basic Education Certificate Exam (BECE) started in Ghana on Monday, July 8, 2024, with 569,095 participating.

The examination will end on Monday, July 15, 2024.

Netizens react to video of 71-year-old man writing BECE

Netizens who saw the post were impressed and took to the comment section to laud the 71-year-old Ghanaian man.

@coach wrote:

"God will help him."

@abeikuemmanuel536 wrote:

"Ohh my God can't believe that."

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@tomaquinassambah wrote:

"What town is this?"

@Nurudeen musah wrote:

"He should come to Tepa shs so that we will be friends."

@saviourdobey wrote:

"He's writing for his son."

@K.Hemen wrote:

"At least he's a motivation."

Ghana's educational system improves as drones transport BECE papers to students

In an earlier publication, YEN.com.gh reported that a video of BECE papers being transported by drones has surfaced on social media, warming many hearts.

The initiative was part of mechanisms adopted to ensure the timely sending of exam papers to hard-to-reach areas.

Netizens who saw the post were delighted and took to the comment section to express their views.

Proofread by Berlinda Entsie, journalist and copy editor at YEN.com.gh

Source: YEN.com.gh

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Jessie Ola-Morris (Human-Interest Editor) Jessie Ola-Morris is a Human Interest editor at YEN.com.gh. She has over three years of experience in journalism. She graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2022 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Her journalism career started with myjoyonline.com, a subsidiary of The Multimedia Group Limited, where she worked as a writer. Also, Jessie previously served as a reporter with The Independent Ghana as a multimedia journalist. Email: jessie.ola-morris@yem.com.gh