Man Who Struggled for 3 Years Before Gaining Admission Makes It, Graduates As Best Student in University

Man Who Struggled for 3 Years Before Gaining Admission Makes It, Graduates As Best Student in University

  • A driven young man has recently opened up about how he rose above the struggles he encountered while applying for schools
  • The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) graduate shared that he had to stay home for three years after completing Winneba Senior High School
  • Richmond Adu Addo revealed that he emerged as the 2021 UEW best graduating student and swept five awards

A recent graduate of the University of Education, Winneba by the name of Richmond Adu Addo has taken to social media to recount his journey to graduating as 2021 best graduation student with a CGPA of 3.85.

In a post on LinkedIn, Richmond shared that it took him three years to gain a university admission after completing Winneba Senior High School.

Young man graduates as best student after being denied admission
Richmond in his graduation gown Photo credit: Richmond Adu Addo/LinkedIn
Source: UGC

I made a promise to myself

The young man narrated that after being admitted to the university, he made a promise to himself to devote every second of his time and energy to his studies.

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He shared that during his time in school, he represented the university for the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC) twice and emerged as the winner of the Databank Leadership and Excellence Award.

Richmond added that he served as the Audit Committee chairperson of the Business Administration Students' Association of UEW.

His many awards

At the graduation ceremony, the bright young man won the following awards; Council Chairman's award for the best graduating student, Prof. Christopher Okpoti's award for the best graduating student at the School of Business, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) Award for the overall best accounting student, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) award for the overall best BBA student and ACCA award for the overall best accounting student.

In an interview with popular Ghanian news media,, Richmond opened up about how it felt to be constantly denied university admission;

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"It was not easy at all. To see your mates taking off to school while you are stuck at home takes a toll on you but I thank God the end was glorious."

Man becomes a first class graduate

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a young Nigerian man, Olowookere Victor Oluwaferanmi, went online to showcase his lofty academic achievements made in years.

Making a Twitter post, he shared a photo of his sterling WAEC result in 2015 where he had a total of eight distinctions.

Another photo captured some of his results as an engineering undergraduate where almost all the exams he sat came out in A's.


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