Madam Elizabeth Yamoah, a mother of four with five grandchildren and former student of Agona Odoben Presby JHS in the Central Region who completed this year’s edition of BECE on September 18, has appeared on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
The proud 57 year-old JHS graduate, Madam Elizabeth Yamoah in a 2 minutes 16 seconds report by BBC News Pidgin, published on their YouTube channel on October 5, 2020, said she enrolled in school in order to achieve her desired dreams of becoming a nurse.
She continued that she dropped out of school in primary four to become a farmer after her father had passed on.
Narrating further about why she took that bold decision of going back to the classroom, Madam Yamoah told BBC News Pidgin that when she decided to go back to school in 2017, she had an accident on her way to the market to buy her Presbyterian uniform and lost some of her teeth “but that didn’t discourage me”.
“One Monday, I dressed up in my uniform, took my school bag and went to Odoben Presby School to be registered.” “Because of my age, people were laughing at me but I feel so proud whenever I wear my school uniform. I was motivated by free education,” she narrated.
Elizabeth Yamoah was the most popular person in Odoben after she started school. She was often found playing among her teenage colleagues, who were easily at about the age of her grandchildren. She was nicknamed by her mates “Auntie School Girl”.
“I felt very happy but the teachers and students were all surprised. My favourite subjects are Religious and Moral Education (RME) and Information Communication Technology (ICT),” she noted.
She hopes to become a professional nurse. And in politics “I want to become an assemblywoman in my area,” she stated.
Madam Yamoah with all these dreams, will be 60 years old at the time she completes her Senior High School (SHS) education.
Watch the 57 year old JHS Graduate, Madam Elizabeth Yamoah’s appearance on BBC News Pidgin in the video below: