KNUST Student Celebrates Graduating with Second Class Upper in her Bachelor's Degree

KNUST Student Celebrates Graduating with Second Class Upper in her Bachelor's Degree

  • A recent Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology graduate has resorted to social media to announce her feat
  • In a LinkedIn post, Stephanie Maame Esi Benneh shared that she was skeptical about sharing her success because she did not graduate with a first class
  • She however overcame the fear and decided to be thankful for all her achievements no matter how small they may be

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A pretty damsel by the name of Stephanie Maame Esi Benneh has recently taken to social media to celebrate successfully completing her undergraduate education.

Taking to her LinkedIn timeline, Stephanie shared that she was unsure wether or not to share her feat given that she graduated with a second-class upper and not a first-class.

KNUST graduate announces completing with a second class upper
Stephanie posing for the camera with and without her graduation gown. Photo credit: Stephanie Maame Esi Benneh/LinkedIn
Source: UGC

She eventually overcame the fear and decided to go all out to celebrate her wins no matter the form they came in.

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"I didn’t know what to write in case I posted my graduation pictures. I was nervous because everyone who posted about their Graduation had a first class and I didn’t. I felt I didn’t try hard enough, that me posting about this little feat is a bit embarrassing. I didn’t want to post anything at all. But if you’re seeing this post, it means I had a change of mind and heart", she wrote.

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In an interview with, Stephanie shared how getting sick in school resulted in losing out on a first class and how that made her feel;

"In my first semester in first year I had a good weighted average and knew I would probably get a first class in a semester or in two semesters. I fell really sick the following semester and my grades dropped drastically to a lower.

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It was a big blow for me and I tried so hard to get back up. I finally got a strong upper but I couldn’t get to a first class. I heard of people who dropped but they got up and were able to get a first class. Due to that I felt I didn’t try hard enough, and if others were able to do it, why couldn’t I?", she shared.

According to the young lady, pursuing history at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, it was not an easy one, but through hardwork coupled with perseverance and the grace of God, she successfully made it.

Stephanie went ahead to thank everyone who played a role in getting her to where she is now.

"I am Most grateful to the Lord Almighty and my dearest parents and guardians.
I am also grateful for all the people who helped me through the tough times and the good times, the friends I made a long the way, and although it was tough, you guys made it worthwhile."

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Earlier, reported that a driven young Ghanaian took to social media to narrate how he successfully saw himself through university regardless of the financial obstacles he encountered.

Taking to a popular Facebook group called Tell It All, Samuel Hackman shared that he had to work as a filling station attendant to afford going to the university and also to take care of himself there.

In his post, the young man recounted that he worked at the filling station for eight years with no one to rely on and that took a huge toll on his health.

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