70- year old, Mrs. Christabel Dadzie has been buzzing in the media after she graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cape Coast at the school’s 49th graduation ceremony, over the weekend.
Mrs Dadzie, probably received the loudest applauds when her name was mentioned during the ceremony. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Governance Democracy Law and Development.
She told citifmonline.com that:
“I was inspired by the desire to enhance my knowledge on governance and development generally towards advocacy and other interventions for my human rights work. One person who encouraged me to join and stay through this programme at UCC instead of other places was Roseline B. Obeng of blessed memory.”
“Age was not an issue, at least I wasn’t aware of one. There were a number of even older people in my class. Maybe it was an issue because I (plus a few of my mates) didn’t understand why we should be taught like ancient school pupils without the expected level of engagement in discussion of the topics we had expected.”
“The challenges were many; limited consistency in the system for imparting knowledge. For instance, irregularity of lecture times, tutors and even classrooms rather old fashioned ways of long periods of writing down dictated notes for some of the subjects, highly limited internet library facilities, some grave issues with obtaining supervision for required long paper, definitely the feeling that students, even at that graduate level, are simply expected to take instructions, since suggestions and/or protests about some of the above issues were not condemned or met with threats of victimization.”
Mrs Dadzie is a retired Army Captain, who also served as the Legal director at the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).