Hillary Nana Yaa Owusu at just 17, was the first person in her family to enter university. With a burning desire to study abroad, she took the SAT during her first semester of studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), but was rejected by all 17 schools she applied to.
Though this was a painful setback, it pushed her to focus on her studies in Ghana and take advantage of the MTN Ghana Bright scholarship she received in her second to final year. This helped her to go on and graduate as the second best student in her class with a CWA of 80.89. Not only that, but she was the best female student in her class since her first year and had four consecutive years of being on the Provost list of excellent students.
Hillary attributes her success to the amazing support system of her two friends, Derrick Agbemazi and Akambole Isaac, as well as the guidance and direction of Dr. Gadze and Prof. Rahman. After making huge progress throughout her university experience, she is now ready to take on the next chapter.