Ghanaian lady, Ama DaCosta who went to law school at age 16 now youngest lawyer in Ghana. She’s just 22.
Ama DaCosta made it at a tender age, 16 into a law school. She graduated after six years of training with her colleagues, being the youngest amongst her mates.
Young Ama couldn’t be more happier after she took to social media to announce the good news. “A beautiful end to the 6year journey I embarked on at the age of 16. I’m a lawyer now” Ama DaCosta posted on twitter”
Ama’s dad, Gilbert Aboagye DaCosta couldn’t be more prouder of his lovely daughter as he announce the news on his Facebook with much excitement.
“At 22 years five months old, my beloved daughter, Ama Aboagye DaCosta has become the youngest person in the Ghana legal system to be called to the Bar. And she won the best Student in Civil Procedure Award by the Ghana School of Law (2020/2021)” her dad posted.
He went on to eulogise his daughter, how she has been a record breaker all her life.
“You have always broken records. Ama, you could have even won more if not for some regrettable challenges you faced at a point. Entering the Law Faculty at the University of Ghana at the sweat of age 16 and breezing into the Ghana School of Law four years later, defying all the odds and leaving a mark of excellence” Mr. Aboagye said
Mr. Aboagye, once a Nigerian correspondent for The Associated Press and CNN gave birth to ‘little’ Ama in Abuja on April 17, 1999. Ama later returned to Ghana where she enrolled at Grace Preparatory School at East Lagon and later continued at Aburi Girls Senior High School
Her father concluded his message, expression his confidence in his daughter’s abilities.
“My little girl is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. I know your French speaking skills and exceptional strength in mathematics should serve you well as a practitioner of the law”
Congratulations to Ama DaCosta