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17 Years For A Masters Degree, This Is The Uplifting Kafui Dey Life Story

Kuulpeeps, we don’t know what it is you’re going through right now. We don’t know what challenge you’re facing that is making feel you want to give up on who you want to become.

We do not know if you have already given up on yourself, whichever way, we’re happy you have clicked on this story.

That’s because, this Kafui Dey inspiring story will surely get you back on track on becoming the person you hope to be.

Yesterday, the broadcaster graduated top of his class with a Masters Degree from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, 21 years after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ghana.

Kafui Dey and his Wife

In an inspiring Facebook post detailing his life journey from a first degree holder to a now second degree holder, Kafui Dey said his journey to receiving a Masters degree had been 17 years in the making. It started four years after graduating from the University of Ghana in 1994.

“I graduated from University of Ghana and went to work for 6 years as a salesman. I had always wanted to be an academic and I was interested in world affairs and the media. So in the early 2000s, I applied to three different postgraduate programs,” Kafui Dey wrote.

“I failed to get admitted for the Masters in International Affairs and Communication Studies” however, he got accepted for an MBA “but had to drop out after a week because my employer thought it would interfere with my work.”

“A decade later, I got accepted for a Masters program in Shipping Administration. This time, I completed my coursework, passed all my exams but failed to complete my dissertation,” he said in another failed attempt to securing a Masters degree.

“In 2015, 21 years after graduating with a BA from University of Ghana, I applied to GIJ. This was my 5th attempt at getting that Masters. I got accepted and dug into the program. Juggling family commitments, work schedules and evening classes with term papers and group discussions was no joke.”

Through his struggle, Kafui Dey has got his Masters Degree.

“What are you fighting for? If it’s worthy, keep at it. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. Run your race. Believe in yourself. And remember one thing,” he said to end his post that was headline “Never Give Up”.

Photo credits: Kafui Dey

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