Assanwaa Akpene Yankson from Wesley Girls High School has been declared winner of the 2019 UBA National Essay Competition, making her the third student from the school to win the competition since its inception in 2014. She follows Paulina Bedwiwaah Mensah who won in 2014 and currently pursuing medicine at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Hannah Akahoho Segbefia who won the competition in 2016 and also studying Biochemistry at the same University.

The 6th edition of the National Essay Competition recorded over a thousand applications from schools across the 16 regions of Ghana.

The emotional but exciting moment had Assanwaa Yankson winning the grand prize of a whopping USD5,000 worth of scholarship at the award ceremony which took place at the British Council Hall in Accra Monday, January 13, 2020.