Princess Korkor Boateng has yet to acquire an undergraduate degree from the University of Ghana, but the 18-year-old final-year student has already made history as Ghana’s youngest Chartered Accountant.
Princess reached the academic achievement after passing her qualifying examinations in April and was initiated the following month, according to a university release. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at the University of Ghana, where she was admitted when she was 14 years old.
Princess stated in an interview with the University’s Public Affairs Media team that navigating between the professional course and her undergraduate course was difficult because she had to pursue both programs concurrently. She did, however, mention that taking both classes at the same time was advantageous because they are interwoven.
The 18-year-old also stated that being in class alongside older coworkers did not make her feel intimidated because they used their work expertise to assist her understand practical subjects. Princess attributed her inspiration to her mother, a professional accountant, and added that she was also inspired by the desire to be financially independent.
“As I have said consistently, UGBS is a place that nurtures talents, in Korkor’s case she’s the youngest but there are others that have gone through our programs and have come out successfully in their professional associations, many of them winning awards, not only for being young people, but also for being the best in Ghana in particular areas,” the Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Professor Justice Bawole, said.
Ms. Sena Dake, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), also congratulated Princess on accomplishing this academic milestone. “In April 2023, Princess Korkor Boateng set a record as the 60th Anniversary Youngest Achiever, completing the qualifying exams at the age of 18. For the first time ever, breaking Hannah Ann Enyan’s record of finishing at the age of 19 in 2021.”
“Our Ladies are doing very well, and we are very proud of them”, Ms. Dake added.
With regard to what she intends to do after she’s done with college, Princess said she wants to look into avenues including accounting-related software development. The 18-year-old also said her favorite life quote is, “Life is a series of tiny miracles.”