60-year-old Brilliant Ghanaian Grandma Graduates from KNUST with Second Class Upper in Sociology

60-year-old Brilliant Ghanaian Grandma Graduates from KNUST with Second Class Upper in Sociology

  • A Ghanaian woman in her 60s is being celebrated by her daughter after following her dream and bagging a second-class degree in sociology from KNUST
  • The daughter, Elsie Appeadu shared on LinkedIn that the family was unsure if their mother would be able to go through with it but she proved them wrong
  • Elsie also revealed that their mother had to resign from her job as a banker to be able to properly care for them hence the family gave her all the necessary support while schooling

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A proud daughter has recently taken to social media to narrate her hardworking mother's journey to bagging a second-class upper degree in sociology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

In a post on LinkedIn, Elsie Appeadu shared that her mother finally decided to fulfill her dream of someday attaining a university degree and she took the necessary steps towards it.

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Elsie recounted that her mother, who is now in her 60's, prior to acquiring a degree in sociology had only a high school certificate with which she applied for a job in the banking sector and got employed.

Brilliant elderly woman graduates from KNUST with a second-class upper
Elsie with her mother Photo credit: Elsie Appeadu /LinkedIn
Source: UGC

Having worked there for many years, there came a point in time where she had to leave the banking sector to stay home and care for the children while their father schooled outside the country.

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While at home, she started her own business from which she supported the family.

"She quit her job at the bank to start a business in order to take better care of us. She paid our fees while dad was away for 2 years, fed us and remitted my dad so he could complete his 2nd degree", Elsie shared.

The excited daughter admitted that when their mother broke the news of her intentions to pursue her bachelor's degree, they were all unsure if she could.

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"In as much as we know her to be smart, we worried she wouldn't be able to do this, yet we stood with her as she's done with us."

The young lady shared more about her mother's journey in the post linked here.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a 67-year-old grandmother, Camille MacIsaac, showed that dreams can be achieved no matter how old one is.

The woman graduated from Southern New Hampshire University after several decades of wanting the degree, People reports.

Camille said that she had to wait for 49 years. She added that she put her education on hold because of the responsibilities that came with having a family.

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