Mzansi Congratulates George Ayisi Boateng, Who Bagged His PhD at 75

Mzansi Congratulates George Ayisi Boateng, Who Bagged His PhD at 75

  • 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

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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.

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A Ghanaian man has inspired Africans after securing a PhD degree from Wits University. Image: @EltonBobbey/Twitter
Source: Twitter

The post reads:

@Conteh5761 said:

“The PhD is semi-white elephant.”

@LeoBombayage said:

“Congratulate the man and decolonise yourself.”

@MikeSR said:

“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.”

@GeorgeChings said:

“A lot can be achieved in 11 years. It is never too late to reimagine your life and set new goals.”

@Austein111 said:

“So why don’t you add the Dr. to his name.”

@Fwangalubiro said:

“Am encouraged so can still continue to study.”

@NelsonGibbs8 said:

“Age is just a number.... congrats sir.”

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@FuseiniAbdulm19 said:

“This tells us that never give up in life.”

@IMavuya said:

“Great genes and lucidity for that age.”

@CUnplagged said:


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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, 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

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