KNUST’s overall second best student for Telecommunications Engineering’21, skips Masters and bags full scholarship for PhD at University of Maryland

Hillary Nana Yaa Owusu, who graduated as the best female student for Telecommunications Engineering since her first year at KNUST has announced the good news of how she has bagged a fully funded scholarship to pursue a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park.

In 2021, Hillary finished with a CWA of 80.99 where she graduated from KNUST with a first class honors in BSc Telecommunication Engineering.

She shared the news in her Twitter post and said:

“Your girl got a fully funded scholarship to do her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park. I’m so excited for what’s ahead. God has been good.”

This comes as a huge news as only 12.5% of females are pursuing Engineering across Ghana’s tertiary institutions with only 8.78% registered as practicing female engineers.

Hillary was a Research and Teaching Assistant at KNUST’s Telecommunications and Engineering Department. She also previously volunteered as a Content and  Brand Strategist with Because She Can, a community of women encouraging and empowering women and girls to thrive in the technology space.

Congratulations Hillary, continue to inspire, and we wish you all the best in your new endeavour.

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    Esther Kabu

    Awesome ?

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