An 18-year-old mother, Ahiati Millicent Yawa, has been adjudged the best student in the Afadzato South District in the Volta Region.
The JHS 3 student of the Tafi Abuife D/A JHS, who has a year-old baby boy, excelled in an essay writing competition and mathematics quiz.
She scored the highest mark among other six competitors, making her the overall winner to the surprise of everyone.
The determined nursing mother came along with her young baby boy to participate in an end-of-year literacy competition held in the district capital, Golo Kuati.
“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," Millicent said after being announced as the winner
As part of her winning package, Millicent received a senior high school scholarship, a cash prize of GHC 500 and a student mattress.
Member of Parliament for the area, Angela Alorwu, praised the enthusiastic young mother for the tremendous record she chalked, and advised the students to take their studies seriously.
She charged community elders to sack pupils at funeral grounds and other functions that was of no benefit to their education.
Madam Angela Alorwu advised the parents and guardians present at the ceremony not to reject their wards who get pregnant, but rather offer them support.
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