A “Lil Positivity”: African Student Graduates At 99!

- By Bossip Staff

If you think there’s something you can’t do, then you better take a lesson from this amazing elder, Akasease Kofi Boakye Yiadom, who graduated from a university in Ghana, at 99 years old! Pop the hood.

A former teacher has just graduated from university in Ghana — aged 99. World War Two veteran Akasease Kofi Boakye Yiadom enrolled at Presbyterian University College’s business school aged 96.

“Education has no end,” he told CNN. “As far as your brain can work alright, your eyes can see alright, and your ears can hear alright, if you go to school you can learn.”

Now he has finished his studies, Boakye Yiadom is urging his classmates to resist the lure of higher salaries overseas and stay in Ghana.

Proud of his hard work and survival through hardship, Boakye Yiadom think graduates should stay in the country.

“If it is a scant pay you have to accept it, because it is the government’s money that has been used to educate you,” he said. “So if you have finished school and passed your degree, you have to stay in Ghana and serve Ghana.”

In Boakye Yiadom’s room, World War Two pictures are proudly displayed, symbolic of his beliefs: don’t leave; fight, and serve the country. And if you do, he says, you might live to a hundred.

Wow, anybody looking to step up their game better take a lesson from this guy.


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