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Young Ghanaian Woman Skips Junior High School, Achieves Remarkable Feat as the Country’s Youngest Chartered Accountant at 18

Princess Korkor Boateng’s educational journey in Ghana has been anything but conventional. In a schooling system that typically spans 15 years, she took a unique path to achieve remarkable success as Ghana’s youngest chartered accountant at the age of 18.

Unlike the norm, Princess deviated from the traditional educational trajectory. At the age of 11, while in class six, she wrote a special common entrance exam for Akosombo International School, bypassing the need to go through Junior High School (JHS) and sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). This exceptional opportunity allowed her to enter senior high school directly.

Completing her senior high school education at Akosombo International School at the young age of 14, Princess then applied to the University of Ghana, Legon. Alongside her university studies, she pursued a professional course in Chartered Accountancy, displaying immense dedication and commitment.

While speaking with BBC Pidgin, Princess shared the challenges she faced in pursuing her chartered accountancy qualification simultaneously with her university studies. Balancing both academic and professional courses posed difficulties, including exams overlapping with tests and quizzes. Nevertheless, she persevered.

Princess expressed gratitude for the unwavering support she received from her parents, both financially and emotionally. They stood by her side, offering reassurance whenever she needed help.

Her accomplishments did not go unnoticed. Princess Korkor Boateng received the prestigious President’s Award upon graduating as a chartered accountant, a testament to her hard work and dedication.

Looking ahead, Princess aspires to work for one of the top four accounting firms, while also harboring long-term goals of becoming a financial analyst and working for the World Bank.

She encourages young people to pursue their goals without being hindered by their age, emphasizing that age should never be an obstacle to success.

Today, Princess Korkor Boateng stands as Ghana’s youngest chartered accountant, a shining example of determination and achievement.

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