The Duffuor Foundation proudly celebrates Mrs. Kakra Duffuor-Nyarko as Ghana’s First and only Female Actuary.
The United Nations observes 11th February each year as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This Day is to celebrate the world’s efforts in getting more women to study and work in science-related fields.
In the last 15 years this observation has helped push girls into these professions as well as celebrating women with science skills who are effecting change.
Here is a list of Mrs. Kakra Duffour- Nyarko ordinary and advanced level certificates at the Ghana International School majoring in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. She forged on to obtain a B.Sc. (Hons) First Class Degree in Economics from University of Warwick (UK), a Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science with distinction as well as an MSc. in Actuarial Management from the prestigious Cass Business School, City University (London, UK). She is a qualified fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) as well as of the Actuarial Society of Ghana.
“On this International Day, I urge all parents, communities and governments to appreciate and continuously endorse the unshaken ability of girls and women to study and excel in any science related field and ably pursue careers in these fields.
To young girls who have any inkling to study any science subject, dispel that notion that science is difficult! Go right ahead and boldly pursue it, put in all your efforts and commitment and you will surely excel and contribute to society as you want!” – Mrs. Kakra Duffour- Nyarko