In a class of more males than females… basic statistics would predict on the probability that it is more likely for a male to become the overall best student than it is for a female.
But who respects the order of basic stats when one is the complete definition of beauty with brains and strength?
Certainly not ASP Theodora Ntiriwaa, who despite being in a course where the males far outnumber the females, she did not allow that to deter her from achieving her goal of being the best.
Yesterday, that goal was manifested when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presented her with the Sword of Honour – recognizing her amazing achievement of being the best cadet (best student to civilians) in Course 49 at the Ghana Police Academy.
Theodora took the 49th Cadet Course with 140 other police officers comprising 31 female officers (Theodora included) and 111 male officers.
The 6-month course included academic courses, physical training, drill exercise and musketry. They read modules on leadership development, client orientation and creativity.
According to Theodora, it was difficult to the extent that she felt like giving up sometimes. However, her husband Lt Cosmos Asamoah, whom she describes as her cherry, would always support and encourage her to continue.
“I know I can always count on you no matter how tough the going gets. Times I felt like giving up, you encouraged me with words from the Bible though you were not physically present. When you arrived, you ensured I had all I needed so I can have a peaceful mind to learn,” Theodora wrote in a moving and grateful Facebook post.
“Who am I to receive the sword of honour from His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah but you God had it in your timeline even before I was born,” she wrote thanking God for the honour He’s given her.
The St Rose’s alumnus also expressed her gratitude to the people who have had positive influences on her life.
Among them are Lt. Gen (Rtd) J . B Danquah, Prophet Nigel Gaisie, Rev Oliver Boateng, her parents Gifty Amakye and Mr Maxwell Boadi, the Commandant of the Academy and all Directing staff and last but not the least, DSP Agyemang.
ASP Theodora Ntiriwaa currently works as a physiotherapist at the Police Hospital, after she left a similar role at the 37 Military Hospital.
She is an alumnus of the University of Ghana, School of Allied Health Sciences.
Congrats to ASP Theodora Ntiriwaa. More wins in the future!!!
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