A remarkable 57-year-old woman from Ghana named Elizabeth Yamoah mustered the courage to re-enroll in high school with the intention of pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse.
Some young adults in Africa and elsewhere were reportedly motivated by Elizabeth Yamoah’s success when she re-enrolled in Agona Odoben Presby JHS with her grandchild.
On social media, Nana Akua Asidedua talked about her experience and said that many older people still want to go back to school but are unable to do so because of family and financial obligations. Elizabeth was praised by the woman for setting a good example for them.
Elizabeth reportedly passed the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Belinda Berry, a 62-year-old who graduated from Chicago State University with her 25-year-old granddaughter, also made history in a different occurrence.
Belinda Berry and her granddaughter Karea Berry were the first grandmother and granddaughter combo in the 150-year history of the school when they both received their undergraduate degrees on the same day from Chicago State University.
According to Karea Berry, both her grandmother and her success mean the world to her.
“It meant the world to me, because that’s the person, aside my from my daughter, that means the most to me. To be making her proud while she was making me proud was so awesome,” she said.