Agnes Yewande was born in Edinburgh, Scotland back in 1906 to Richard and Maggie. She enrolled in the Royal College of Music in 1919, where she was given a scholarship to attend the George Watson’s Ladies College. She received an award for General Proficiency in Class Work and passed the Scottish Higher Education Leaving Certificate.
She continued her education at Edinburgh University where she obtained first class honors in all subjects, won a prize graduating in 1929. In 1931, she was recruited by Achimota College for four years as a teacher. She retired early due to physical and psychological exhaustion in 1947. She died of a stroke in 1964 at a young 57.
What you may not know about Agnes Yewande Savage is that prize she won was for being the first woman in the history of Edinburgh who won it. She wrote a paper titled “Diseases of the Skin”, she also won a medal in Forensic Medicine. She was the first West African woman to train and qualify in orthodox medicine, the first West African woman to receive a university degree and the first West African woman to graduate from medical school at 23.
Until tomorrow smile, have a great day filled with a laugh or two thrown in for good measure