Elizabeth Yamoah – the oldest Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidate – today, September 18, 2020, wrote her final paper.
She was among over 500,000 registered candidates who sat for the examinations.
She enrolled at the Agona Odoben Presbyterian Basic ‘A’ Junior High School to study and prepare for the exams.
There were tears of joy when she finally completed her Junior High School education.
Elizabeth Yamoah was celebrated by her mates and teachers after her last paper.
In an interview with Citi News, she said she became a laughing stock among her peers and the talk of the town when she made up her mind to attend school.
“When I made up my mind to go to school people in my community mocked me. Some even said that I should leave education for the young ones but I was determined to learn how to read and write and that helped me through my education.”
She also indicated that she wants to further her education at the Senior High School with the dream of becoming a nurse.
According to the mother-of-four, her resilience to attend school despite her age must motivate others to do the same.
Elizabeth Yamoah reportedly received a cash prize of GHC1,000 and was made a brand ambassador for the Swedru Teachers Credit Union.
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