The University of Cape Coast, Ghana has appointed its first ever visually impaired lecturer, Carruthers Tetteh.

According to report by Hamida Mohammed, Mr. Tetteh’s appointment took effect from December, 2023, where he would be teaching Criminal Law and the Ghana Legal System.

Mr. Tetteh is said to have lost his sight at age eleven when he reacted to a drug he was taking.

This did not deter him from pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a legal practitioner.

He bagged a first-class degree in English at the UCC in the year 2015 and went ahead to graduate with yet another first-class degree in Law from the same university.

Prior to attending the UCC, he was admitted to the Akropong School for the Blind in September, 2002 where he said it dawned on him that “life had taken a different turn”.

He said law being his childhood dream has greatly motivated him to take this step in spite of loosing his sight and he has given out his best to “set the right place”.

According to him, he won the hearts of the Level 300 law students in class on his first appearance and they have been of great support to him.


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