- A Ghanaian dad and reverend named Eric N Asare has successfully sponsored all his 4 kids through university by sacrificing his own degree
- It began when the kindhearted father's chance of pursuing his degree clashed with his firstborn's opportunity to go to JHS and the father dropped his
- Three of the children have obtained their first degrees with the fourth child currently studying to bag his
Rev. Eric N Asare, a Ghanaian pastor and father of four has succeeded in sending all his four children to university after sacrificing his own ambition to obtain a degree.
According to a narration by one of the four children, Edward Asare, the benevolent father had the opportunity to pursue his degree when the firstborn also needed to go to junior high school.
Due to the clash, the kindhearted father decided to forgo his own ambition to see to it that the firstborn, who was closely followed by her other siblings, continued her education.
"Unknown to us, he had planned to send all of us to Accra for better education. Competing for good schools in the village (no light, no network) is not that easy," Edward mentions.
From that moment on, Rev Asare stopped going to the school and dedicated all his money to his progeny because each academic year, he had to pay the fees for all his children.
Gloria Mateko Asare went to Accra Girls and then KNUST (BA) and UG (MA).
Edward Asare went to Accra Academy after which he attended UG (BA)
Benedict Asare finished Pope John and went to UG afterwards
Richmond Asare completed Oreily SHS and is currently at GTUC (BSc)
In another interesting report, a student has wowed social media users after building a model aeroplane from scratch and flying it.
In a video that was shared on LinkedIn by Ade Emmanuel Ibikunle, the "aeroplane" could be seen flying into the air as onlookers cheered.
Africans have been exhibiting their creativity in recent times and showing the world that there are great minds on the continent.
In other news, South Africa's astronautics skills are slowly but surely reaching new heights - literally. A hybrid rocket built by a team of engineers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal recently travelled nearly 18km in the sky successfully breaking African rocket records for distance travelled.
The previous record for the rocket which is called The Phoenix-1B Mark IIr sounding rocket was set at 10.3km making the latest record even more amazing - and this is something that the South African minister for higher education, science and innovation noted.
Speaking about the record-breaking achievement, Ndzimande said that it was a moment that will go down in history for the country. He also said that the achievement was a game-changer for South African space science.
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