Man succeeds, rises over his humble beginning, becomes a lawyer

Man succeeds, rises over his humble beginning, becomes a lawyer

- A young boy from the Bono Region of Ghana named Prince Benson Mankotam has succeeded in becoming a lawyer as he dreamt of at age six

- Along the journey, Prince exhibited relentless prowess by bagging 9 ones in BECE and being the best student in different fields in SHS

- Prince has told his friends he will become President of Ghana before age 50

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Prince Benson Mankotam, a gentleman who hails from Antwikrom, a small village in the Bono Region has successfully been called to the bar, which was a childhood ambition.

In a one-on-one engagement with's Edward Asare, Prince reveals that at age six, he promised his dad that he will grow up to be a lawyer.

There were no visible prospects for him to fulfil his dream at the time but interestingly, events started unfolding one after the other in line with his aspiration.

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Prince emerged as the best class six pupil in the then Sunyani District in 2004 and got a sponsorship from a benevolent Ghanaian living in the Netherlands.

Meet boy from rural town in Bono Region who just became a lawyer
Meet boy from rural town in Bono Region who just became a lawyer Credit: Prince Benson Mankotam
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This benefactor transferred him to Sunyani, to a school called St. Mary's JHS where he emerged as one of the top four BECE candidates from the School in 2007 with nine out of 10 ones.

He had told his mum in 1998 when he found St. Augustine's College in Graphic Sports that he shall be there and indeed, in October 2007, he was admitted to St. Augustine's College.

Within the 4 years, Prince won Best in Literature-in-English, Second Best in Government and 3rd best in French, and the best prefect in 2010.

Even though KNUST refused to admit him into the faculty of law, he resolved to get a first degree and then do the law later.

He completed the University of Ghana with first-class honours in political science with philosophy & classics and just after National Service, he got admission to the University of Ghana Faculty of Law in 2016.

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He then graduated in 2018 with a Second Class Upper and entered Ghana School of Law the same year.

On Thursday, December 17, the village boy fulfilled the dream he had at age six and has been called to the bar as a barrister of law and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that another Nigerian, Yusuf Onayemi, graduated from a US school with his master’s degree.

The man said he bagged the honour in computer science and quantitative methods (predictive analysis).

Onayemi said he is very appreciative of the support he received from everyone who made the journey throughout his postgraduate pursuit easy at Austin Peay State University.

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