19-year-old Miss Wilhelmina Opoku has been adjudged the overall best student in the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE) by the West African Examination Council(WAEC).
Wilhelmina a former student of Wesley Girls’ Senior High School in Cape Coast was also named the Second Best Student among students from member states.
The WAEC Endowment Fund, Excellent, Distinction and Merit Awards since 1984 has been awarding outstanding performances by candidates in various member countries.
Who Is Wilhelmina Opoku?
Born to Mr. Charles Opoku and Mrs. Victoria Opoku Mensah on 6th April 2000. The family hails from Akokoa, a farming community in the Atebubu-Amantin Municipality in the Bono East Region.
She had her Junior High School education at the Mount Olivet Methodist Academy in Dansoman, Accra.
She completed JHS in 2015 and gained admission to the Wesley Girls’ Senior High School in Cape Coast where she pursued General Science.
She had 8 “A1″s in all the subjects during the 2018 WASSCE and was adjudged the Best General Science Student. Miss Opoku also bagged the overall best student award in Ghana.
She was also awarded under the International /Excellence Awards by WAEC after she placed second among all students who took part in the exams from Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Currently on a full Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) Scholarship, she is pursuing Medicine at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST).
A devout Adventist, Mina as she is affectionately called by her peers likes reading, listening to music and dancing.
She also likes the traditional fufu and light soup.
Brilliant and young Wilhelmina seems to have followed the footsteps of her mother who became the first person from Atebubu to gain admission to Achimota College in 1992.
She continued to the University of Cape Coast where she completed with First Class Honours.
Wilhelmina Opoku is on the path to greatness, perhaps she is our next Francoise Barré-Sinoussi. We wish her all the best in her endeavours.