18-year-old mother wins literacy competition

Ms Yawa being presented with her certificate

Ms Yawa being presented with her certificate

An 18-year-old mother has been adjudged the best student in the Afadzato South District in the Volta Region.

Ahiati Millicent Yawa is a JHS 3 student at Tafi Abuife D/A JHS, who has a year-old baby boy.

The determined nursing mother came along with her young baby boy to participate at an end-of -year literacy competition held in the district capital, Golo Kuati.

Ahiati Millicent, who represented her school, excelled in the essay writing competition and mathematics quiz, scoring the highest mark among other six competitors, making her the overall winner to the surprise of everyone.

Both teachers and parents present applauded her for being optimistic about her education despite having a young baby in her hand.

The quiz was organised by the Member of Parliament for the area, Angela Alorwu, through an initiative known as ‘Assessment for Improving Learning’, which she implemented in the area to improve literacy among students.

The MP awarded the girl with an amount of GHȻ500.00, a student mattress and an SHS scholarship.

Addressing the media after the competition, the MP praised the enthusiastic young mother for the tremendous record she had chalked, and advised the students to take their studies seriously.

She charged community elders to sack pupils at funeral grounds and other functions that are of no benefit to their education.

Madam Angela Alorwu advised the parents and guardians present not to reject their wards who get pregnant, but rather offer them support.

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