Deaf Ghanaian Student Lydia Abayie Acquah Graduates With Master's Degree From UMaT, Gains Admission To US

Deaf Ghanaian Student Lydia Abayie Acquah Graduates With Master's Degree From UMaT, Gains Admission To US

  • Lydia Abayie Acquah, a Ghanaian lady with hearing impairment, has defied the odds with her academic success
  • She graduated from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in Tarkwa with a master's degree in Technology Management
  • Lydia, after that, also gained admission to study at the Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C

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A hearing-impaired student named Lydia Abayie Acquah has accomplished a remarkable feat by bucking the odds and earning a master's degree from Ghana's Western Region's University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), in Tarkwa.

As Ghanaweb reported, Lydia learned to speak before going deaf because she was born hearing and only developed the condition at age ten. As a result, she can talk to some extent but cannot hear.

Lydia put in a lot of effort, overcame every challenge she faced in primary, secondary, and tertiary education, and finally, during the recently concluded 14th Congregation of the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa.

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Photos of Lydia Abayie Acquah after graduating from UMaT
Hearing-impaired GH lady who graduated from UMaT Photo credit: Ghanaweb TV
Source: Youtube

The academic achievements of Lydia Abayie Acquah a hearing-impaired student

She graduated from the Master of Business Technology Management (MBTM) Programme with a Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of 76.80%, with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS).

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Prior to that, Lydia attended the Akuapim Mampong Secondary Technical School for the Deaf after completing Tarkwa Senior Secondary School, where she learned sign language before enrolling in the University of Ghana to study business administration (human resource option).

Lydia has been admitted to study a Master's in linguistics at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., a private federally chartered research university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing.

She hopes to become a linguist to support the deaf community in Ghana in developing their language.

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In another story, Benedicta Owusu Dwomoh is a hearing-impaired level 200 Physics student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Yet, she still has goals of becoming a robotics engineer.

She has chosen a career that will enable her to succeed in life despite her serious disability.

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The University of Ghana Law Students' Union shared the amazing achievement on social media. It noted that the young man patiently finished his legal studies while using Ghanaian Sign Language as his primary form of communication.

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