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Young African lady gets called to Bar as a Lawyer, wins scholarship to earn masters at University of Oxford

A young African lady named Matilda Akayesi has been called into the Ghana Bar as a Lawyer and was awarded a scholarship to study for her master’s at the University of Oxford, England in the United Kingdom.   

Matilda bagged her bachelor’s degree in Law at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana before she proceeded to the Ghana School of Law where she was inducted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

She shared her achievement of being called to bar as a Lawyer on Linkedin stating that she also matriculated to study for her masters in Law at the prestigious University of Oxford, England.

Matilda was awarded a  full scholarship  funded by the Africa Oxford Initiative for her masters. She mentioned that her college, Lincoln College, University of Oxford also awarded her the Keith Murray Graduate Scholarship.

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Matilda was also a recipient of the Supperstone Law Scholarship which is usually awarded annually to just a single person. She expressed her gratitude to her friends and family and she said her achievement would not been possible without them.

She also thanked her twin sister and her friends who took the time to read through the drafts of her application essays. She said she is thankful to God for all the support she received from the great people He placed in her life.

Matilda said she looks forward to an enriching year at Oxford University with excitement and eagerness about what the future holds.


In another story, a brilliant man named Destiny Ogedegbe who earned a scholarship to Harvard University has obtained a Master’s in Law and achieved an outstanding grade in the New York bar exam.

Destiny Ogedegbe made history when he gained admission into two prestigious universities including Harvard University in the United States and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom for his Master of Law degree. Read more about Destiny HERE.

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