After 5 Attempts Within 17 Years, Kafui Dey Finally Graduates With Masters Degree

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Kafui Dey and Wife

Ghanaian Media Personality, Kafui Dey, 46, graduated with a 1st Degree from the University of Ghana in 1994 and after 6 years of that he attempted having a Masters Degree 5 times within 17 years and he just got one.
Kafui Dey and AJ Sarpong all of the EIB Network with other GIJ students graduated with Masters Degrees over the weekend but that never came easy for Mr “Who Wants To Be Rich“.

According to Kafui, during one of the attempted times to have that Masters Degree, he even completed all his courses, passed his exams but failed his dissertation still leaving him with no Masters Degree.

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He narrated all the experience in a writing after he acquired the GIJ Ceremony shared it online with the aim of inspiring others.

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Never give up.
Today I graduated top of my class with a Masters from Ghana Institute of Journalism. This degree has been 17 years in the making.
In 1994, I graduated from University of Ghana and went to work for 6 years as a salesman. I had always wanted to be an academic and I was interested in world affairs and the media. So in the early 2000s, I applied to 3 different postgraduate programs.
I failed to get admitted for the Masters in international affairs and communication studies. No degree.

I got accepted for the MBA but had to drop out after a week because my employer thought it would interfere with my work. No degree.
A decade later I got accepted for a Masters program in shipping administration. This time I completed my coursework, passed all my exams but failed to complete my dissertation. No degree.
In 2015, 21 years after graduating with a BA from University of Ghana, I applied to GIJ. This was my 5th attempt at getting that Masters. I got accepted and dug into the program. Juggling family commitments, work schedules and evening classes with term papers and group discussions was no joke. But by God’s grace we made it and today we graduated. Yes degree!
What are you fighting for? If it’s worthy, keep at it. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. Run your race. Believe in yourself. And remember one thing.
Never give up.
P.S. That’s my wife. She’s pretty amazing too.


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I am a professionally trained Sociopolitical Talkative(Analyst) who loves to prick the bubble in every conversation including but not limited to Religion, Politics and Social Issues. I am a very liberal person who believes honesty, truth and common sense will make the world a better place than Religion and Archaic Social Norms can do.