SHS graduate scores seven ‘A’s and one ‘B’, denied admission into Medical School


A 23-year-old boy from Dayiri in the Upper West Region has been denied admission into medical school because he scored “B” in English Language.

The University for Development Studies (UDS) Medical School denied him admission because the available slots had been filled by students with better grades.

English Language is a core subject and a good grade is considered critical to an overall aggregate score. Maxwell Dipuutey made (As) in all his courses except English Language for which he got a “B3”.

Maxwell is the second child of his father’s sixteen children.

“One of the things that compels me to do medicine is the fact that I did not grow to see my mother and my three siblings. I was told they died of some common disease,” he told Joy News’ Martina Bugri.

Maxwell read General Science at Nandom Senior High School also in the Upper West Region in 2014.

According to him, he had to struggle on his own to acquire his basic and secondary education. “I engaged in galamsey on vacations so I could pay for my school fees,” he said.

Maxwell applied for medicine at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) after he completed senior high school.

He was denied the option so he took the Medical Laboratory Technician course he was offered at KNUST.

“I realised I could still do my medicine so I reapplied for it,” he stated.

He deferred his course at KUNST after his first year there and applied for medicine in UDS this year.

He was offered a Medical Laboratory Technician course again.

“I still desire to read medicine because my people need help,” Maxwell said.

But his dream to become a medical doctor to save lives of rural people is gradually dimming because he failed to make an “A” in English Language.


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