University of Ghana Basic School has organized a ceremony to celebrate a past student of the school Audrey Maame Esi Swatson who is Ghana’s youngest female pilot.
At the ceremony, the school awarded the young pilot a citation for making the school proud.
Speaking to UniversNews after the ceremony, Deputy Headmistress of UG Basic School at the Junior High School (JHS) Department, Madam Christiana Armah, stressed that young achievers like Audrey ought to be celebrated to encourage other young people to work hard on attaining such feat.
“Audrey is our baby; she started her basic school here and not just any school, Ghana’s premiere University basic school. My very first hearing of this was from our former board chairperson, Prof. Abba Amfo and then our current board chairman, Dr. Jemimah Addison who also sent it to us and immediately we decided as a school to get her to come back and talk to the children, we need to celebrate it because it’s an honor for such a young girl of 21 to hold that feet.
At 19, she did her solo flight which is a rare achievement and we decided as an internal management team to do something honorable for her.” She said.
Madam Christiana, in an advice to young Audrey, told her to remain humble and tasked her return and do something for her alma mater in order to motivate other young girls.
The ceremony was organized on the 16th January, 2019 at the premises of the school.
Audrey Maame Esi Swatson was born on 23rd February, 1997 in Accra.
She had her basic education at the University of Ghana Basic School where her passionate dream of becoming a pilot all started.
She had her Senior High School education at the Ghana Christian International High School, Dodowa.
After her West African Senior Secondary School Examination in 2015, she pursued her dream to be a pilot in the republic of South Africa.
She had her first solo flight when she was 19 with Mach1 Aviation Academy on 4th April, 2016.
She’s 21 holds the prestigious commercial pilot license to the standards of the South African Civil Aviation Authority.
She described her training experience with Mach1 Aviation Academy as one that developed her ability to operate in a fast-paced, high-performing organization.
By: Priscilla Abena Darko|universnewsroom.com