James Yelsong is a 25-year-old visually impaired student who was among the three students who graduated with a first class in Diploma in Basic Education from Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya Collage of Education, Ghana on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
The extraordinary blind student received a special award during the teacher training college’s fourth congregation in Wa, Upper West region of Ghana.
When he was interviewed by the Ghana News Agency, Yelsong disclosed that he was “motivated and inspired” by his “bad background” and with his parents being poor yam farmers.
He also added that they are twins and his twin brother is also visually impaired but he was determined and resilient to make a success story.
“I dreamed and actually wanted to achieve that dream and that is the story today,” said.
He also appreciated his teachers for their support. Yelsong agreed with the suggestion that educating the visually-impaired was very difficult in terms of resource mobilization, saying: “In the first place we do not have textbooks in Braille what we do is to depend wholly on the teachers”.
About 359 students passed out in various academic fields covering technical, education, science, mathematics, languages and social studies.
This is really amazing. It goes a long way to show that anything is possible, we can achieve anything we put our mind to.