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General News of Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Second lady urges students to be serious with their academic work

Mrs Samira Bawumia, Ghana's Second Lady has urged students to take their academic work very seriously in order to assume their roles as future leaders.

Addressing a number of African Undergraduate students at the Yale University in Connecticut at the weekend, she urged them to look beyond their immediate privileged environment and bring their knowledge and experiences to bear on society.

Mrs Bawumia who holds a Master of Business Administration in Project Management, engaged the students in a chat as part of the programme organised by the Yale Undergraduate Association for Africa Peace and Development.

The highlight of the Second Lady’s participation in the programme was her participation as a panelist in a lively debate on Women and Government.

Mrs Bawumia shared her life story with the students and advised them to apply themselves diligently to whatever they set out to do.

Using herself as an example, she informed the students that she believed her academic work and other life experiences would be greatly beneficial to her current role as Second Lady.

Mrs Bawumia encouraged the students to draw lessons from their parents and elders as they have a brighter future ahead of them if only they tackled today's assignments well.

The Second Lady started her education at the Answarudeem Islamic School at Fadama in Accra and later read Bachelor of Social Science in Law and Sociology and Technology at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Mrs Bawumia took time to share her own experiences with the students and responded to various questions on leadership, how she managed her time for the various responsibilities and household engagements.