There Isn't An Age Limit To Getting Your Education

untitled1 There Isn't An Age Limit To Getting Your Education

Akasease Kofi Boakye Yiadom graduated from a university in Ghana at the age of 99. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

As reported by…

A former teacher has just graduated from university in Ghana — aged 99. World War Two veteran Akasease Kofi Boakye Yiadom enrolled at Presbyterian University College’s business school aged 96.

“Education has no end,” he told CNN. “As far as your brain can work alright, your eyes can see alright, and your ears can hear alright, if you go to school you can learn.”

Now he has finished his studies, Boakye Yiadom is urging his classmates to resist the lure of higher salaries overseas and stay in Ghana.

Proud of his hard work and survival through hardship, Boakye Yiadom think graduates should stay in the country.

“If it is a scant pay you have to accept it, because it is the government’s money that has been used to educate you,” he said. “So if you have finished school and passed your degree, you have to stay in Ghana and serve Ghana.”

In Boakye Yiadom’s room, World War Two pictures are proudly displayed, symbolic of his beliefs: don’t leave; fight, and serve the country. And if you do, he says, you might live to a hundred.

A lil’ motivation to get that ball rolling. =)

  • Chenita

    thats good stuff — I kept going at 33yrs working 2 jobs and going for my MBA got pregnant last year got my degree and had my son 3 days later. Now trying to find work again. Whew!!
    I hope people can see that I am a hard worker. I don’t mind work, being busy cutting down on backlog paperwork or uploading a new database. But guys I need a job….

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