Benedict Asare Goes From Farming In Ghana To MSc Student At University of East Anglia In England

Benedict Asare, an alumnus of the University of Ghana who graduated in 2019 has gained admission to become a student at the University of East Anglia, which is one of the top 30 universities in the United Kingdom and one of the top 200 in the entire world.

The young man who is a brother to Edward Asare (the digital marketer for UBA) has been into farming and digital marketing while still pursuing his dream of studying abroad but that does not look like the most remarkable part of the story.

As Edward Asare recounts on his LinkedIn handle, “Benedict kept going to the University of Ghana biotech lab even though he was done with school. He would help some of the students with their lab work. I asked him why he does that and he said ‘I don’t want to get rusty'”.

For the next one year, Benedict will be studying a Master of Science in Global Plant Health, Agricultural Biotechnology after bagged his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Molecular Biology and Crop Science.

About Benedict Asare’s new school

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 17,000 students across a diverse range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree courses.

The campus is located in 320 acres of rolling parkland just two miles from the centre of Norwich, the cathedral city, and England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. This uniquely-placed University is also a leading member of Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

Sporting facilities on campus include the University Sportspark which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts international sporting events. UEA also has the world-famous Sainsbury Centre and hosts an International Literary Festival which has included famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all alumni of UEA’s Creative Writing course)

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