62-Year-Old Ghanaian Woman Delights As She Bags 1st Degree: “I Made It”

62-Year-Old Ghanaian Woman Delights As She Bags 1st Degree: “I Made It”

  • A Ghanaian woman has captivated the hearts of netizens after obtaining her first degree at 62 years
  • She did not allow old age to hinder her from achieving her dreams of bagging her first university certificate
  • Netizens who thronged the comment section were delighted over her achievement as they congratulated her

A 62-year-old Ghanaian woman, Elsie Asiedu-Appiah, has defied all odds to obtain her first degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Mrs Asiedu-Appiah pursued Sociology at the prestigious university and bagged a second-class degree at the end of her programme.

62-year-old Ghanaian woman delights as she bags first degree
Mrs Elsie Asiedu-Appiah poses with her daughter after receiving her degree. Image Credit: Voice of KNUST
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62-year-old woman hits milestone with first degree

According to a post shared on @Voice of KNUST, Mrs Asiedu-Appiah obtained her feat with the support of her two daughters.

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Per the post, the woman quit her job as a banker to have time to care for her children. She cared for their education, paying their fees and ensuring their needs were met.

Years later, her daughters have recognised her sacrifice and rewarded her by supporting her in obtaining her degree.

See the post below:

Netizens divided over the post

Netizens who took to the comment section were divided as they expressed mixed reactions towards the woman's achievement.

While some congratulated her, others expressed concerns over obtaining a degree at such an age.

@Samsung Loyal Fan sarcastically commented:

"My dad completing Petroleum Engineering at 99 years. Y’all should watch out."

@mikatheceo asked:

"This is a nice thing, but at age 62, what is she going to use the degree for? She’s already on pension."

@Rosemond Adasu Oduro Sarfo reacted:

"God bless your heart and your family."

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@Son of Marcus Garvey said:

"Great."

South African woman celebrates earning degree with summa cum laude

Meanwhile, Briefly News recently shared that a South African woman shared a post about graduating summa cum laude from an engineering programme. The University of the Witwatersrand graduate posted a video from her special day. In the TikTok video, a beautiful Phemelo is seen gracing the graduation stage as she gets conferred with her degree.

Mzansi flooded the comments with congratulatory messages as they commended her academic achievement.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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