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Elizabeth Frances Baaba Sey, first female graduate of the University of Ghana.


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Elizabeth Frances Sey

Elizabeth Frances Baaba Sey (née Biney) was born on April 21, 1927 and died in 1991. She was the first female graduate of the University of Ghana.

After attending the Achimota Secondary School in Accra, she was admitted to what was then the University College of the Gold Coast, now University of Ghana, in 1950 and graduated with a BA degree in 1953.

Elizabeth Frances sey

After graduating she became the Education Officer for Sekondi. She was Head of the English Department at Achimota School until retiring in 1987.

In addition, she served on the Board of Governors of the Ghana International School until her death.

She taught at a number of schools including Wesley Girls’ High School, Cape Coast; Saint Louis Secondary School in Kumasi; and Achimota School in Accra.

The University of Ghana named a 400-room residence hall in her honor to commemorate her contributions to the school.

Elizabeth Frances sey Hall

Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall was founded in 2011 and named after the first female graduate of the University College of the Gold Coast, Elizabeth Frances Baaba Sey (1927 – 1991).

1. “Legon Inaugurates New Hall Of Residence”. Modern Ghana. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
2. “A Hall is named after an Akora”. Old Achimotan Association. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
3. “University of Ghana inaugurates hall in honour of first female graduate”. vibeghana.com. January 19, 2012.
4. Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall – UG: History and Today


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