Ghanaian Optometrist Becomes Youngest African Fellow Of American Academy Of Optometry

Ghanaian Optometrist Becomes Youngest African Fellow Of American Academy Of Optometry

  • A brilliant young Ghanaian man has made his country proud by becoming the youngest African fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
  • John Kwesi Assan, a former student of the University of Cape Coast, has impressed many with his feat
  • He attributes his success to the Grace of God and the streamlined focus to pursue his dreams

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Dr John Kwesi Assan, a Ghanaian-trained optometrist, who graduated from the University of Cape Coast’s Doctor of Optometry programme, has been conferred the distinction of fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

John Kwesi Assan is the youngest African fellow
John Kwesi Assan has made history as Africa's youngest fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Image: John Kwesi Assan/LinkedIn.
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The accolade makes him the youngest African optometrist to achieve this status, which is remarkable!

The conferment took place at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry held in October in San Diego.

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The event also signified the centennial celebration of the American Academy of Optometry.

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Secrets to John's success

Speaking to Briefly News, the accomplished young man attributed his success to the grace of God, adding that he also stayed focused on his dreams:

"I am a firm believer in God, and I acknowledge the grace of God in this achievement.
In addition, I believe in staying focused and having the mental fortitude to pursue every set goal with diligence. Failures are part of the journey, but the motivation to keep going is what makes the big difference."

Dr Assan says he is committed to lifelong learning and is determined to pursue a fulfilling career as a clinician-scientist.

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In an equally inspiring story by Briefly News, a brilliant young Ghanaian man who graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a bachelor's degree in Electric and Electronic Engineering has achieved great success.

On his LinkedIn page, Michael Opoku Agyeman announced that he was made an Associate Professor at the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom.

The news was also confirmed on the official website of the University of Northampton, which makes the Ghanaian doctor the first Black person to attain the feat. What an incredible achievement!

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