Lady scores outstanding grades in bar exams, becomes first graduate in her family of 17 generations


A young African Lady named Alice Adu Gyamfi has passed her New York bar exams with outstanding grades making her the  first graduate in her family of 17 generations.


Alice, a Ghanaian who migrated to the United States with her family when she was young expressed her happiness on passing the New York bar examination earning her the certificate to practice as a Lawyer in the United States.

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She shared her achievement on Linkedin dedicating her success to her grandmother. Alice recalled that her grandmother sent her off to law school with 100 dollars and an anointing.


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”When I told my grandma I was going to law school she started calling me her “granddoctah”! I told her she couldn’t call me Doctor just yet. She sent me off to law school with $100 and an anointing. This degree belongs to her,” she said.

Alice obtained her bachelors degree in Human Rights and Migrant Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), Netherlands in Europe after which she proceeded to Penn State Law where she earned a Doctor of Law degree (JD) in International Arbitrations.



She stated that tracing her family’s lineage back they are 17 generations and each generation of women fought as everything from mothers to warriors, yet not one of them was taught to read.


She mentioned that she is the first woman in her family in 17 generations to get an education, and also the first woman in her family to learn to read and earn a degree.

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