Breaking Barriers: KNUST Elects First Ever Female SRC President in 71 Years


For the first time in the history of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), a female student has been elected as their SRC President.

Yvonne Osei Addobea emerged as the winner of their recently held elections, securing a total of 8,282 votes, which represents an impressive 37.37% of the total vote cast.

This victory not only marks a milestone for Yvonne but also signifies a significant shift in the traditionally male-dominated realm of student politics at KNUST.

Yvonne’s journey to the presidency has been characterized by a series of exceptional achievements.

Notably, she became the first female student in the history of KNUST to aspire for the prestigious SRC President position during her second year of studies (level 200).

Despite being a relative newcomer, Yvonne managed to secure an impressive runner-up position, receiving over 2,000 votes in the process. This early display of leadership qualities and determination set the stage for her future endeavours.

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Undeterred by her initial setback, Yvonne continued to strive for excellence and once again sought the SRC President position.

In another notable first, she became the first female student in KNUST’s history to aspire for the role of SRC President twice, even competing against a male student vying for the same position. This demonstrated her resilience and unwavering commitment to her vision.

Miss Yvonne Osei Addobea

Finally, after a fierce and competitive campaign, Yvonne accomplished what no other female student had achieved in the 71-year history of KNUST.

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With an overwhelming support of over 8,200 votes, Yvonne secured the prestigious position of SRC President.

This extraordinary triumph not only highlights her exceptional leadership skills and popularity among fellow students but also serves as an inspiration for aspiring female leaders within the KNUST community and beyond.

Yvonne’s inclusion as the head of the SRC not only represents progress for KNUST but also serves as an inspiration to aspiring female leaders, emphasizing the importance of gender equality and representation in all spheres of society.

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