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Akasease Kofi Boakye Yiadom: 99-Year-Old University Grad Inspires Thousands

06/11/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Akasease Kofi Boakye Yiadom has inspired thousands in his native Ghana by graduating from university at the age of 99. He's encouraged other college graduates to resist the temptations of higher salaries in other countries to stay in Ghana.

"Education has no end," he told CNN. "As far as your brain can work alright, your eyes can see alright, and your ears can hear alright, if you go to school you can learn."

CNN profiled Boakye Yiadom for their "Inside Africa" series.

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