57-year-old Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduate, Elizabeth Yamoah has been featured on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as she recounts what pushed to pursue an education at a relatively old age.
“After I decided to go back to school, I went to the market to buy my uniform but on my way home, I fell and lost my teeth,” she recounted.
In a video sighted on the verified Instagram handle of BBCpidgin, Madam Yamoah’s education journey was captured excitingly.
In the footage, she indicated that her zeal to become a nurse since childhood motivated her to go back to school even at such an old age.
She fluently spoke English as she recounts her challenges after enrolling in school in 2017
“The insult and mockery from the community members did not also hinder me from pursuing my educational goals,” she said.
As the oldest person among her teenage colleagues who could even qualify to be her grandchildren, she earned the name ‘Auntie’.
However, her hopes of becoming a nurse seems to have been dashed as she now eyes an assemblywoman position.
The mother of four with five grandchildren completed her Junior High School education at Agona Odoben Presbyterian Basic School in the Central region.
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– Elizabeth Yamoah. Without admission letter, dis grandmother sow school uniform, dress up, walk enter one basic school for her village announce to headmaster say she dey start school. People insult am sake of her age, but today she dey motivate millions after she successfully graduate basic school 🏫. Producer: @favour.nunoo – #mondaymotivation #bbcpidgin #basicschool #Ghana #Education #BigDreams #Accra #mumgoestoschool