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'Delay is not denial' - Ghanaian lady called to bar after pursuing law for 11 years says

Edialeda Jones

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Ghanaian lady becomes a lawyer after many years of failed attempts

I forgive those who hooted, and shamed me, Ghanaian lady speaks

Lady shares emotional message after being called to the bar


A Ghanaian lady identified as Edialeda Jones could not hold back her joy after being called to the bar after 11 years of pursuing law.

Edialeda Jones in a Facebook post said she could not believe it until she was being called “Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana."

Narrating her story, she said she started studying Law in 2011 and finished her first degree in 2015 but failed her first attempt at the entrance exam to law school.

She said she decided to do her LLM in the US but was denied a visa even though she got all the supporting documents.

She failed again on the second attempt.

In a social media post, she added that she wrote the entrance exam again and got admission in 2016.

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“I wrote my first Bar exam in 2017 and failed 4 papers which meant all the 6 I passed were wasted and I needed to repeat the course. I had now delivered my daughter through C.S and faced postpartum depression alone and secretly so I deferred the course in 2018. I was going through a painful separation but decided to try again. A week to the Bar exam, I received a petition for divorce which broke me all over again.”

She said she had to defer again to 2020 because she knew another failure would ruin her forever.

Despite this, she went back to the law school again in 2020 feeling bitter, sad and hurt.

She again failed 2 papers out of the 6 papers.

She said in 2021 she rewrote the 2 failed papers with the 4 she had to write that year.

But again in March 2022, rewrote the 2 papers she failed and passed as she was on the enrolment list.

She said during these times she was hooted at, shamed, and broken.

She, however, added that she has forgiven all those who insulted and laughed at her predicament and hustle.

She ended her post by affirming the saying that “delay is never denial”

“11 years since I started pursuing Law. 6 years in Ghana School of law. Hooted at, shamed, and broken, I still couldn't believe it and till now, the reality of being called "Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana" feels like a dream.

“If you are looking for grace and strength personified, this woman right here is. I have forgiven all who insulted and laughed at my predicament and hustle. It is true that delay is never denial. God has done it,” she posted on Facebook.

See her post below:



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Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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