Reverend Sister Felicity Amikiya graduates with 4.0
Those were the words of Reverend Sister Felicity Amikiya after she was adjudged the overall best student at the 18th Graduation and 28th Matriculation at the Catholic University College of Ghana at Fiapre in the Bono Region.
Reverend Sister Felicity Amikiya was part of 550 Undergraduate, Masters in Business Administration and Post Graduate Diploma in Education students who graduated in 2019.
Graduating with an amazing Cumulative Grade Point Average(CGPA) of 4.0 in B.Ed English Language, the Revered Sister described her journey as amazing and stressful but she eventually sailed through.
“It has not been easy at all. When I began, I did not know my left from right. I was wondering how I was going to make it. Coming to the University for the first time was a great joy but at the same time, I had mixed feelings because I didn’t know how I was going to make it, having stayed away from school for a very long time.
“I completed secondary school, went to the training college before going to the convent to become a sister so it was never easy when I was asked to come to school. But through hard work and support from my colleagues, I am here today as the best student,” she said.
Ghanaxtra.com takes a look at the life and success story of the woman who has devoted her entire life to the service of God.
Reverend Sister Felicity Amikiya was born in Sumbrungu, a farming community in the Bolgatanga Municipality.
She had her basic education at the St John Bosco Primary and Junior High Schools respectively.
After her basic education, Sister Amikiya gained admission to the Jirapa Girls Senior High School in the Upper West region.
A teacher by profession, she was trained at the Bagabaga Training College in Tamale between 2003 and 2006.
After her college education, she was posted to the St Mary Junior High School where she taught French for three years before venturing into sisterhood at the Society of the Holy Child Jesus(SHCJ), Cape Coast in 2009.
After three years at the convent, she was officially Ordained as a Reverend Sister in October 2012.
Her passion for community service and love for children ignited her to help in the establishment of the Cornelia Connelly School of the Holy Child Jesus, a school dedicated to training kids.
Driven by passion and commitment to climb the educational ladder in other to effectively champion the cause of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, she against all odds started a four year Bachelor of Education in English Language at the Catholic University College in 2015.
She successfully completed in September 2019 after four stressful years of academic work at the Fiapre Campus.
She is currently a nursery teacher at the Cornelia Connelly School of the Holy Child Jesus at Nkasem near Goaso in the Ahafo region.
A prayer minded person, Sister Amikiya loves to sing and takes delight in helping the poor.
Her dream is to pursue a PhD in the near future.