- Princess Korkor Boateng, a brilliant young lady and undergraduate student (Level 400) at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), has achieved an extraordinary feat by becoming the youngest person in Ghana to qualify as a Chartered Accountant at the age of 18.
- This remarkable milestone was reached after Princess successfully completed her qualifying examinations in April of this year.
- Her induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in May 2023.
Princess Korkor Boateng’s educational journey commenced at the age of 11 when she excelled in the Common Entrance Examinations and gained admission to Akosombo International School (AIS) for her Senior Secondary School Education.
She continued to excel in her studies, performing well in the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
At the age of 14, she gained admission to the University of Ghana to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Concurrently, Princess embarked on her professional examinations with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG).
In an interview with the University of Ghana Public Affairs Media team, Princess acknowledged the challenges she faced in combining her professional course and university program.
Nevertheless, she expressed that studying at both levels proved to be beneficial as they complemented each other.
Despite studying alongside older colleagues, Princess never felt intimidated. Instead, she learned from their experiences, particularly in practical concepts related to their jobs, which contributed to her success.
She also mentioned Mr. Saviour Ewatey, a senior colleague at the ICAG, who provided support and mentoring by arranging tutorial sessions to help her catch up on missed classes.
Princess attributed her motivation to become financially independent to her mother, Madam Mavis Sarbah, who is also an Accountant. Additionally, she expressed gratitude to the Dean of the University of Ghana Business School, Professor Justice Bawole, for his excitement and congratulations on her remarkable accomplishment.
Professor Bawole emphasized that UGBS is a hub for nurturing and developing talent, and he considered Princess an inspiration to her peers, especially young women.
The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), Ms. Sena Dake, confirmed Princess’s achievement and lauded her as the youngest achiever in the 60-year history of the organization.
Ms. Dake expressed her excitement for the performance of females undertaking the ICAG examinations and commended their accomplishments.
Beyond her academic and professional achievements, Princess actively engages in social activities. In 2021, she was appointed as the Deputy Head of the Finance Committee of Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall.
Additionally, she partnered with The Voice of God International (TVOG) and the youth wing of Assemblies of God (Community Praise Chapel) to reach out to the youth.
Princess’ has aspirations to explore software development, particularly in accounting-related software, after completing her tertiary education.
In her personal life, Princess finds inspiration in the quote, “Life is a series of tiny miracles.” She enjoys RnB music and spends her leisure time on photography and watching basketball games.
Princess Korkor Boateng’s remarkable achievements make her a true prodigy and trailblazer.
The University of Ghana Business School and the entire University of Ghana community take immense pride in calling her one of their own.