- TV3 presenter and broadcast journalist, Wendy Atswei Laryea, has received a Chevening scholarship to study for her master's degree
- Wendy will be heading to Cranfield University in the UK to pursue her master's programme
- In an Instagram post, Wendy credited her colleagues for their support and God for the achievement
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TV3 presenter and broadcast journalist, Wendy Atswei Laryea, has received a Chevening scholarship to study for her master's degree at Cranfield University.
Wendy was selected among the top one per cent (21 selects) from a pool of over 2,000 applicants from Ghana.
In an Instagram post, she revealed that she landed in the reserve spot on her first attempt.
Hectic application process
''For anyone who has applied for a Chevening scholarship, you can attest to the intense and rigorous process applicants go through, in addition to the mental stress awaiting either successful or unsuccessful feedback.
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''My first attempt at Chevening scholarship in 2020 landed me at the “Reserve” spot,'' she said.
Encouragement from friends
Wendy was urged by some colleagues who are successful Chevening scholars to try the second time.
''For my “Tribe”, including Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong(a 2018 Chevening Scholar and John Elliot Hagan (a 2020 Chevening Scholar), believed I was a "winnable" candidate and encouraged me to give it a second try,'' she recalled.
The Ghanaian media personality is now a Chevening scholarship awardee after heeding the advice of her companions. She took to Instagram to announce the achievement.
''I am extremely happy to announce that I have been selected for Chevening Awards 2021/2022. I was selected among the top 1 per cent (21 selects) from a pool of over 2,000 applicants from Ghana,'' she said.
Wendy also credited God for the feat, citing Ecclesiastes 9:11 and adding that ''the faithful God who always knows my end from my beginning made it possible for me on the second attempt. Victory belongs to Jesus. I owe it all to you!''
Read her full post below:
Ghanaian Student Graduates with First Class Degree
Meanwhile, after clocking another feat in his life, a Ghanaian student, Kwame Adusei, has celebrated graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Ghana Law School.
Adusei joined the ranks of students who have attained First Class in law from the prestigious Ghanaian university.
He took to his LinkedIn page to announce the achievement, disclosing that he was excited and extremely grateful for making it this far.
Meet the First Ghanaian President of Graduate Students at Ohio University
Also, a student from Ghana, Elikem Joseph Kofi Ziorklui, has been elected as the President of the Graduate Students Senate (GSS) at Ohio University in the United States of America.
Ziorklui makes history as the first Ghanaian to occupy such a position since the inception of the prestigious university, according to a Facebook post by former British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Deputy Editor, Ben Dotsei Malor.
As President of the Graduate Students Senate, he will advance the interests, concerns, and needs of more than 5,000 Masters and PhD students.