Second Lady sponsors 13 year old Mathematics student

The Second Lady Samira Bawumia has rolled out a comprehensive sponsorship package to the 13 year old girl Ruth Ama Gyan Darkwa studying BSc in Mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.

The sponsorship package includes paying of her tuition, accommodation, food and medical expenses for her four year education at the university.

The girl, a native of Anyimon, Berekum in the Brong-Ahafo Region lives at Prempeh College, Kumasi, where her father is a Senior Tutor.

She was a student of the Christ Our Hope International School in Kumasi and later transitioned to the Abraham Lincoln Junior High School (JHS), where she wrote the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in JHS 1 at the Justice International School Asuofua in the Ashanti Region.

She is the youngest ever to be admitted to the institution.

Announcing the sponsorship package to the girl at the KNUST campus, the Ashanti Regional Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bernard Antwi Boasiako said “the government is determined to help any brilliant student to achieve his or her goal irrespective of one’s political background”.

“The second lady is proud of you as been the youngest girl to be admitted to the university, you have shown that women are capable of doing what men cannot do. In view this Her Excellency, the Second Lady is paying for all your tuition, accommodation, food and medical expenses throughout your four years stay in campus”, he stressed.

Ruth Ama Gyan Dankwa expressed her appreciation to the Second and the NPP government for the package and believes that will urge her on to study hard to achieve her goal of becoming like Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, a renowned Ghanaian Mathematician and Scientist.

“I thank the Second lady very much for this kind of sponsorship and I also urge my fellow girls not to joke with their books to attain greater heights in life”, she advised. Appiah and CJ Louis

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