- A Ghanaian lady at the Cape Coast Technical University called Veronica Ekua Mends graduated as the Overall Best Graduating Student and the Best Graduating Female Engineering Student
- Interestingly, when Ekua Mends was admitted, she went to school late and fell behind in studies but that did not affect her brilliant success
- According to her, she was discouraged by many that engineering was too difficult for a lady, but she has proven all the naysayers wrong
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Veronica Ekua Mends, a Ghanaian student who just graduated from the Cape Coast Technical University emerged as the Overall Best Graduating Student and the Best Graduating Female Engineering Student.
Sharing her story with YEN.com.gh, Veronica indicated that she was initially discouraged from pursuing electrical engineering which she was selected for because they thought it would be too difficult for her as a lady.
"When I wanted to do electrical engineering, people discouraged me saying engineering is very difficult and all that. Even when I started school, a lot of people said am gonna quit my course after level 100 but I never gave up on my dreams," she recalls.
The brilliant and beautiful young lady said she hopes her story would encourage other young ladies who are facing naysayers because of their big dreams to keep pushing hard because they can also make it.
Giving more background to her story, Ekua Mends indicated that after her admission, circumstances beyond her control caused her to go to the school late.
However, even that did not stop her from topping every other person who had come to the school and started studying long before her.
In a similar story, Deborah Mmabila Azika, a young Ghanaian girl from Vea in the Upper East Region has become the best graduating chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG).
Information available to YEN.com.gh indicates that Deborah received four awards at the graduation including Best Student in Advanced Taxation, Best First attempt, Overall Best Female Candidate, and Overall Best Candidate.
Prior to getting enrolled at the ICAG, Deborah studied Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and graduated with First Class Honours and a CGPA of 3.80 at the University of Cape Coast.
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Source: Yen News