Education

MEET THAKGALO THIBELA, THE YOUNGEST SOUTH AFRICAN DOCTOR AT 21

Thakgalo Thibela, a 21-year-old South African has made a name for herself as one of the country’s youngest doctors. She graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery. She has been confirmed as the youngest active female doctor in the country. Growing up in the rural village of Violetbank in …

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MEET CHIKA OFILI, THE 12-YEAR-OLD WHO CREATED THE DIVISIBILITY BY 7 FORMULA

Africans across time and space have made significant contributions to the world of science, technology, engineering and math.  Today, the story is not any different.  One of such Africans is young Chika Ofili, a Nigerian-born math whiz.  Chika Ofili is the young mathematician credited with the discovery of the formula to determine divisibility by 7. In November 2019, …

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MEET WENDY OKOLO, THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE PhD HOLDER IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are shaking up the world in major ways. Wendy A. Okolo is one of such women, an aerospace research engineer in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center. Born and raised in Nigeria, she is an alumnus of Queen’s College, an all-girls secondary school in Lagos, Nigeria. After graduating from …

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AMAARAE SET TO MAKE GOVERNORS BALL DEBUT

Ghanaian singer / songwriter / producer Amaarae has been listed as one of the acts performing at the 2021 New York City’s Governor’s Ball. The Governor’s Ball, a summer music festival held annually on New York’s Randalls Island is a multi-day music festival launched in 2011. It features an array of genres and styles of music, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, Americana, pop, folk, …

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SANDRA LETTU SNAGS 4 ACADEMIC AWARDS FROM UG BUSINESS SCHOOL

Sandra Lettu, a Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Ghana Business school has made history by sweeping four prestigious awards. Sandra studied BSc Administration and graduated with a grade point average of 3.96, the highest so far in her department making her valedictorian of the 2020 graduating batch. She won the KPMG prize …

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ATOAPOMA YEBOAH ASUAMA: GHANA’S 19-YEAR-OLD CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

Atoapoma Yeboah Asuama, a student of the university of Ghana Legon has recently graduated as a chartered accountant. At the age of 19, this makes him one of the youngest people in Ghana to achieve this feat. In a celebratory post on profession-oriented social media platform LinkedIn, Yeboah thanked God for his achievement. “I thank …

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THE ROLE OF HAIR IN ANCIENT AFRICAN CULTURES

The hair of Africans and Black people across the world has been a subject of political, social and aesthetic debates and conversations for years. Quite recently, a set of teenage triplets in Ghana were denied admission into school due to the nature of their hair. Theirs is sadly not an isolated case, as similar stories …

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Esinam Seade: A Rising Star Among Public Speakers in Ghana and Africa

The global conversation on women empowerment is becoming more popular by day. Here is a story of a Ghanaian woman who is actively involved in making impact on the youth of Africa. Esinam Afi Seade is a strong youth and women in leadership advocate on the African continent and has shown her commitment to the …

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THE TRUE FACE OF YAA ASANTEWAA

Yaa Asantewaa was the queen mother the Ejisu township in the Ashanti Empire in the 1800s, appointed by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Opese, the Ejisuhene, the chief of Ejisu. In 1900 she led the Ashanti war known as the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa War against the British who sought to conquer the Ashanti empire. Recently, …

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