A brilliant young man identified as Richmond Adu Addo has recently opened up about how he rose above the struggles he encountered while applying for University after High school.
The man who graduated from the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Ghana, shared that he had to stay home for three years after completing Winneba Senior High School.
Richmond revealed that he emerged as the 2021 UEW best graduating student with a Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA), of 3.85, and swept five awards.
In a post on LinkedIn, Richmond shared that it took him three years to gain a university admission after completing Winneba Senior High School.
The young man narrated that after being admitted to the university, he made a promise to himself to devote every second of his time and energy to his studies.
He shared that during his time in school, he represented the university for the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC) twice and emerged as the winner of the Databank Leadership and Excellence Award.
Narrating on the awards he received during the graduation ceremony, the brilliant young man won the following awards; Council Chairman’s award for the best graduating student, Prof. Christopher Okpoti’s award for the best graduating student at the School of Business, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) Award for the overall best accounting student, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) award for the overall best BBA student and ACCA award for the overall best accounting student.
In another interview with news media, Richmond opened up about how it felt to be constantly denied university admission;
“It was not easy at all. To see your mates taking off to school while you are stuck at home takes a toll on you but I thank God the end was glorious.”
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