- A young Ghanaian lady has shared her story on social media eight years after completing Senior High School (SHS).
- The story which was shared on Facebook has caught the attention of many.
- Facebook users have applauded her for her academic excellence and prowess.
Ernestina Obboh Botchwey completed Sekondi College in 2013 after scoring 8A’s in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
She was adjudged the second best WASSCE candidate in the Western Region after the 2013 results were released.
Narrating her story on Facebook, Ernestina Obboh Botchwey said that her 8A’s in the WASSCE has opened several doors to her that she never imagined.
The brilliant young lady shared her joy on Facebook and narrated the ordeal she faced during admission via the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
Ernestina Obboh Botchwey said that though the school placement prevented her from getting her desired school, that did not stop her from attaining her dreams.
She accepted the fate and enrolled at Sekondi College where she made great friends in her first year.
It was Ernestina Obboh Botchwey dream to be a student in one of Ghana’s reputable girl’s high schools.
“I finally accepted my fate – my admission. During my first year in Sekondi College, I made some great friends so when my Godmother later told me that she could secure a transfer for me into my dream school with my first-year grades, I told her that it was not necessary.
Besides, I was enjoying my classes and my teachers put lots of effort into their teaching which made learning much easier for me.
I found this quote by Martin Luther King Jr. and wrote it down where I could read often: “If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music.
Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.” – Ernestina Obboh Botchwey narrated.
Ernestina Obboh Botchwey added that she was recently called by my school to receive a meritorious award for having achieved such excellent grades in the history of the school.
“This has proven to me that my dreams are valid and I am currently excited about my next dream.
I hope that at least one of the students who saw me yesterday believed that it is possible to dream big and achieve great things regardless of one’s background” – she said.
Ernestina Obboh Botchwey has been called to the bar to practise as a lawyer after successfully completing her law studies at the University of Ghana Law School.
Below are a few reactions from Facebook users:
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The young lady who is a recent graduate from the University of Ghana, Legon, emerged as one of the valedictorians of the school’s 2020 graduating batch.
Joanna Koryo Kwao who studied Pharmacy in Ghana’s premier university managed to defy all the odds and came out with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.73; the highest in her year group.