Ghanaian actress and producer Yvonne Nelson has advised the youth to prioritise education, saying she regrets not paying enough attention to her books during her time in secondary school.

The star actress said she was entangled in entertainment activities that she barely had time for her books.

According to her, she had to enrol in remedial classes in order to rewrite some of the papers she failed during secondary school.

Yvonne Nelson
Yvonne Nelson

She therefore advised the youth to take their books serious, insisting it is never easy to rewrite a failed paper.

“I would go on stage every Saturday [in SHS]. I had to rewrite some papers. I was so into entertainment that I didn’t take my schooling serious,” Yvonne Nelson said, as quoted by Adomfmonline.

“You can easily mess up and not make it to university. I regret not paying attention to my books so when I see kids of today, I tell them to pay attention to their books.”

She added that at a point she had to put her acting career on hold in order to further her education at the central University.

According to her, making such a decision was tough, but was quick to stress that she is pleased she managed to graduate from university.

“I was in Central University. And it wasn’t easy mixing sets with classes. I had to make up my mind. It was tough.

“Nigerian producers were giving me juicy offers and I was torn between accepting the offers or not. But, I had to focus on school and I was so happy to have graduated, I didn’t want to defer,” the actress disclosed.