- A smart girl named Shamima Opoku Amankwah left Wesley Girls' Senior High School in Ghana and became the best graduating student at Our Lord Secondary School in Canada
- The young lady's education has always been characterised by high performance
- Shamima always placed first when she was in junior high school in Ghana and ended up scooping up 3 awards during her graduation in Canada
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Shamima Opoku Amankwah, a brilliant girl who grew up in Ghana, left Wesley Girls' SHS when she was in year one and ended up becoming the best graduating student at Our Lord Secondary School in Canada.
In an interview with YEN.com.gh, the small lady reveals that she is originally Canadian but spent most of her formative years in Ghana.
Shamima attended The Ridge School from inception to junior high school, after which she went to Wesley Girls' and then left Ghana the following year.
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The young lady's education has always been characterised by high performance. She said there was never a moment when she placed second while in junior high school in Ghana.
At Our Lord Secondary School in Canada she graduated with a whopping 94% average and swept up three academic gold medals for Philosophy, Changes in Society, and Canadian Family Studies.
Currently, Shamima is on the way to becoming a certified insurance agent and is also an honours student at Ryerson University where she is pursuing a degree in criminology.
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The smart lady is also about to complete a law course at Yale University. Shamima mentions that her journey has not been completely rosy as some might think.
There were tough moments, including suffering from anaemia, facing societal challenges of being a young woman, and lacking the support of some vital people in her life.
Yet, through it all, she has thrived to achieve her goals and ambitions.
In another interesting news report, Ervina and Prefina Bangalo, two baby girls who were born with their heads conjoined back-to-back, have been successfully separated after a tough surgery.
A report on Medicalxpress.com sighted by YEN.com.gh indicates that separating twins who are fused back-to-back requires an exceedingly rare surgery for an equally rare congenital defect.
This made the surgery particularly challenging since the back of the head is a far more critical place for blood supply to the brain and drainage of blood away from it.
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