- A 2017 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) contestant for Holy Child School has become a doctor
- She attained the feat from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2023
- Dr Antwiwaa Yiadom-Boakye spoke to YEN.com.gh about her path and struggles in medical school
Antwiwaa Yiadom-Boakye, a National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) contestant, has graduated as a medical doctor from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Her journey to attain higher education started in 2017, making significant and commendable strides in 2023.
The Holy Child School alumna, who represented her alma mater in the 2017 contest, has received high praise after adding her name to the prestigious list of former contestants excelling academically.
''Congratulations to Antwiwaa Yiadom-Boakye, NSMQ 2017 contestant of Holy Child School, on your graduation from Medical School.
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''We wish you the best as you embark on this new journey,'' @NSMQGhana posted on X (Twitter).
Speaking to YEN.com.gh about her journey and challenges, Dr Antwiwaa Yiadom-Boakye attributed her success to hard work, God, and family.
''It has been a challenging path from entry into medical school. I completed senior high school with honours by God's grace. We all assumed it was enough to get me into medical school, but I didn't make it when the admissions came. I was assigned Biochemistry, which caused a disaster in the house. It was a trying and emotionally draining time for me, but my father took steps to get me into KNUST's medical school.
''The first few weeks in medical school were tough because I missed deadlines. I didn't have a hostel and needed to catch up on my lectures. But I put myself together to pull through. The six years have been eye-opening for me because I had to develop tough skin at every point in medical school,'' she told YEN.com.gh.
She attributed it to God and her support system when asked how she overcame the stormy times during her studies.
''You have to know your support system to keep you going. First, it was God; it was tough, but He kept me every step of the way to the very end. Then my family and my ever-present friends constantly reminded me that I'm good enough and could do it,'' she added.
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Peeps reacted to Antwiwaa Yiadom-Boakye's achievement
Many have posted congratulatory messages in celebration of her milestone. YEN.com.gh selected some here.
Proud of you girl❤️.
Congratulations on a well-deserved success - from all of us at SMSG!
Congrats Rev Dr .
WAEC: Boys who wrote exams in same SHS become doctors
Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that two friends who wrote their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) together in Ghana have become medical doctors.
The duo attended and studied the same course in a Ghanaian senior high school, where they wrote the West African Examinations Council's (WAEC) WASSCE before heading to the same university.
X user, formerly Twitter FestusLivingst1, disclosed that they both attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Lady named Overall Best Graduating Diploma in Midwifery student
Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian Kate Agyakomah emerged as the overall best graduating student in the seventh cohort of the Diploma in Midwifery programme at the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
She won the title over her peers with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 at the university's graduation ceremony.
The Voice of UCC took to Twitter to accentuate the accomplishment of the hardworking lady.
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