62-Year-Old Woman Expresses Excitement As She Bags 1st Degree: "I Made It"

62-Year-Old Woman Expresses Excitement 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 program.

62-year-old Ghanaian woman delights as she bags first degree
Mrs Elsie Asiedu-Appiah in a pose with her lovely daughter. Image Credit: Voice of KNUST
Source: UGC

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

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.

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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 thronged 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 wrote:

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

@mikatheceo wrote:

"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 wrote:

"God bless your heart and your family."

@Son of Marcus Garvey wrote:


D.K Wisdom wrote:

"Wow, that's great."

University graduate removes her graduation gown

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Legit.ng earlier reported that a lady who had just graduated from the university returned home to celebrate with her mother in a sweet way.

Immediately after the graduation ceremony, the lady removed her gown and wore her mum.

The video of mum and daughter touched many hearts, as netizens congratulated the graduating student.

Proofread by Edwina N.K Quarcoo, journalist and copy editor at YEN.com.gh.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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