- Many South Africans are inspired by a Ghanaian man who bagged a PhD degree from Wits University at the age of 75
- George Ayisi Boateng’s influential story is detailed by @EltonBobbey on social media and has seriously taught Mzansi that it's never too late in life
- The educated and ambitious Ayisi also bagged a Bachelor’s degree at the age of 64 and an MBA which he clinched as a 67-year-old
A Ghanaian man George Ayisi Boateng is being congratulated by inspired South Africans for bagging a PhD Degree from Wits University at the age of 75. Boateng is now celebrated on social media platforms for his stellar achievement.
According to the post shared by @EltonBrobbey, he says the old man has always been someone chasing academic success. This comes after bagging a Bachelor’s Degree at 64 and an MBA as a 67-year-old - his latest major qualification is through Wits.
The post reads:
“The PhD is semi-white elephant.”
“Congratulate the man and decolonise yourself.”
“George Ayisi Boateng, you are truly an example that nothing is impossible and an inspiration to the youth who want everything given to them. Well done and congratulations.”
“A lot can be achieved in 11 years. It is never too late to reimagine your life and set new goals.”
“So why don’t you add the Dr. to his name.”
“Am encouraged so can still continue to study.”
“Age is just a number.... congrats sir.”
“This tells us that never give up in life.”
“Great genes and lucidity for that age.”
George Ayisi Boateng: Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa bags PhD at 75
In more inspirational news, Briefly News previously reported that Ghana's High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency George Ayisi Boateng, has succeeded in getting his PhD at the age of 75 after he bagged a Bachelor's degree at 64 and got his MBA at age 67.
The deputy online editor for Graphic, Enoch Darfah Frimpong, who recounted the inspirational story, also indicated Dr Boateng obtained his PhD from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
According to graphic.com.gh, the "self-made personality" commonly referred to as "Onipa Nua" had struggled through life to make it because his father died when he was in primary school and had to be raised up by a single mother.
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Source: Briefly News