A teenage mother has been adjudged the best student in the Afadzato South District in the Volta Region according to reports by CitiNewsRoom
Ahiati Millicent Yawa is a final year student at Tafi Abuife District Assembly JHS is a nursing mothers with a year-old baby boy.
She came along with her baby boy to participate at an end-of -year literacy competition held in the district capital, Golo Kuati.
Representing her school she did excel in the essay writing competition and mathematics quiz, scoring the highest mark among other six competitors, making her the overall winner to the surprise of everyone.
Madam Angela Alorwu-Tay, the Member of Parliament of the area awarded the girl with an amount of GHS500.00, a student mattress and an SHS scholarship.
Teachers and parents present applauded her for her duel to continue with her school despite nursing a baby.
Addressing the audience, winner Millicent Ahiati Yawa had this to say; “I can’t say because I have given birth so I have to stay in the house, no. I have to continue my education; I believe in myself that I can make it.”
Three other students also won between Ghc400.00 to Ghc200.00 with student mattresses.
The quiz which had seven schools competing for honors was organized by the Member of Parliament for the area, Angela Alorwu, through an initiative known as “Assessment for Improving Learning”,