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60-year-old JHS graduate Elizabeth Yamoah pops champagne after writing last paper up (photo)

As today marks the last day for the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examinations, 60-year-old Madam Elizabeth Yamoah, would heave a sigh of relief as she celebrates her graduation.

In a new photo sighted by on Instagram, a rather elated Madam Elizabeth Yamoah brought out the child in her as she joined her JHS3 classmates to celebrate their successful completion of junior high school.

The 60-year-old student of Agona Odoben Presby Junior High School was part of the 531,705 candidates who sat for 2020's BECE which came to an end today, September 18, 2020.

60-year-old JHS graduate Elizabeth Yamoah pops champagne after writing last paper up (photo)

60-year-old JHS graduate Elizabeth Yamoah. Source/Instagram (modified by author)

Source: Instagram

As is usual of such memorable days, Madam Yamoah was sprayed with powder to congratulate her and was also seen holding a bottle of champagne.

In the background of the photo were some classmates of Madam Yamoah who were in a jubilant mood following the successful completion of their first major national exam.

The 60-year-old student is reported to have been Ghana's oldest BECE candidate for the 2020 batch of students and is looking to gain access to secondary education through the NPP's Free SHS programme.

Her story went viral after she was captured in a photo on the first day of the nationwide exams looking sharply dressed and set to brave the odds of sitting in the same class with kids young enough to be her grandchildren.

Indeed, Madam Yamoah's story throws more light on the phenomenon that "it’s never too late to have an education."

Source: Yen

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