Mr Juventus Duorinaah, a hearing-impaired who aspires to become a qualified human rights lawyer in the near future has been acknowledged as the country’s first deaf student to graduate from the University of Ghana law school.
The lawyer or soon to be a lawyer had his basic education at Wa School for the Deaf (WADEAF) and continued with his secondary education at Secondary Technical/School for the Deaf, Mampong Akwapim.
Duorinaah after completing secondary school furthered his education at the University of Ghana (UG) where he had a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Sociology and minored in Political Science.
He later went to the School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, for a Degree in Human Rights Law.
Juventus Duorinaah according to a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh comes from a community where being deaf is seen as a curse, bad luck, unfortunate and all manners of negative perceptions.
“He is motivated to succeed. His aim is to be role model for other persons with disabilities, inspire confidence in parents who have deaf children and society at large to give opportunities to persons with disabilities
He aspires to become a qualified human rights lawyer one day. His aim is to, rather than engaging in advocacy, engage in strategic litigation to advance the rights of persons with disabilities,” the post added.
His hobbies include reading autobiographies of successful people, researching and helping others. Juve’s main means of communication is the Ghanaian Sign Language.