Ghanaian Janice Darko Becomes University Of Utah School of Dentistry’s First Black Female Graduate

Ghanaian Janice Darko Becomes University Of Utah School of Dentistry’s First Black Female Graduate

  • Janice Darko, a Ghanaian based in the US, has become the first Black woman to graduate from the University of Utah's dental programme
  • Darko faced difficulties juggling her studies, being a wife, and looking after her children, but she conquered them
  • Despite the challenges, she said she is honoured to have her name included in the school's history books

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Janice Darko, a native of Ghana who immigrated to the United States, is the first Black woman to complete dental school at the University of Utah.

According to KUTV, Darko immigrated to the US with her family and is currently a member of the US Navy Reserve. When she was enrolled in the dental programme at the University of Utah, she had to balance a number of additional obligations.

Janice Darko combines her studies with family

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Darko juggled academics, being a wife, and caring for her kids. ''I have all of those obligations,'' she said.

Photos of Janice Darko.
Ghanaian mom becomes University of Utah School of Dentistry's first Black female graduate. Photo credit: @AfroTech/Face2faceafrica.
Source: UGC

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Janice Darko overcomes the difficulties

She claimed that despite the difficulties, she is honoured to have her name recorded in the school's history books.

''It's not just about me. It's important to represent my community in this,'' Face2Face Africa reports.

According to KUTV, the dental programme at the university only began operating roughly 10 years ago.

After being accepted to the U's School of Dentistry, Darko decided to get involved in a project to honour diversity at the institution by putting together an art exhibition that showcased the creative talents of her fellow students and teachers.

Her exceptional accomplishment has cleared the way for those who want to work in her area. Congrats on the achievement, trailblazer.

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Still on education, reported that Elijah Muhammad, a teenager, made history when he became the first African American to earn a computer science and cybersecurity degree from college.

When he crossed the stage to receive his college diploma at the age of 13, he left his mark in the sands of time.

Elijah acknowledged that he did not fully comprehend the significance of his success until his father explained it to him.

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Shania Muhammad earned a bachelor's degree after setting a record at Langston University in the US as the youngest student to get an associate degree.

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