From: Stephen A.Quaye, Toronto-Canada.
A 29 year old young medical practitioner, Dr. Elvin Barffour Frempong-Manso,
has made the Ghanaian community in Toronto-Canada proud by successfully going
through 15 years studies to become a doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Elvin Frempong-Manso, who went to University of Oklahoma and Michigan
after his High School education to offer medical sciences-human anatomy chemistry,
physics and other courses, said his success came about as a result of the moral
support he received from his parents and other people in the community.
He complained of high tuition fees charged by various institutions which make
it very difficult for many young guys to pursue courses in higher learning which
must be addressed by governments since the youth are the future leaders.
Dr. Elvin Frempong Manso, observed that parents have enormous roles to play
in their children’s future. Instead of limiting a child’s aspirations they should
rather facilitate them with support and encouragement adding every child has a gift
but it is for the parents to facilitate it for the whole world to see.
“It is an incredible deterrent when you want to become a lawyer and has to
pay 80,000 dollars or pay 60,000 dollars to study engineering. That is one aspect
where the government can assist society further by making tuition costs affordable”
He stated that the youth need a wake up call since it is not cool being a
gangster but better of when one achieves success in education and live a sound life
legally. Accordingly, Ghanaians have an incredible amount of pride that is why we
dominate in so many things that we do.
Accordingly, that same attitude gave Ghanaians the power to become one of
Africa’s great nations and it is the same attitude we need to exhibit everyday until
then we will just continue to blend in, but not stand out.
Very Reverend Jacob William French of the Ghana Methodist Church of Toronto
said the church was proud of Dr. Frempong Manso for having dedicated 15 years to
stages of studies to become a full medical practitioner.
The minister of God said, the chiropractic doctor’s academic success serves
as inspiration to many youth both in the church and in the Ghanaian community at
large as many people use to talk about the negatives” but thank God they can see the
positives now of what the Ghanaian youth can achieve to become leaders in the
Pix: Dr. Elvin Frempong Barffour Frempong Manso second from left, his mother
and Rev. French in celebrating the success.
According to him, it is true that many of the Ghanaian youth do not want to
go to school in overseas countries blaming the governments and various public
institutions for making systems very difficult for the school going youth to do so.
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