Samira Mohammed Ibn Moro has been awarded the first-ever Oxford University’s St Antony’s DAC scholarship.
The St Antony’s DAC scholarship was established in October 2021 by the Oxford University Governing Board, aiming to assist students from countries that receive development assistance to achieve their academic goals regardless of their financial constraints.
Samira Mohammed, born in Bolgatanga in Ghana, is a graduate of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where she bagged a first-class honor in April 2022 and was the top graduating student of journalism. She is passionate about the outdated cultural customs of the African region and believes it can be changed and can be advanced.
The scholarship recipient, who is also an advocate for women’s rights said that attaining an MSc in African Studies at Oxford University would help her have an understanding of the varied aspects that are distinctive in the African continent and propose a thorough, and reasonable solution to the significant cultural difficulties in Africa.
Samira in an interview mentioned that her biggest motivation was the death of her father. She mentioned that as the only child of the family, it was her responsibility to ensure that his name doesn’t die, and this meant having to push three times harder because she was a girl child.
After completing her MSc, Samira intends to further her education by getting a doctorate degree. She also left a word of advice for women who are motivated by her achievement, asking them to follow their dreams because nothing is impossible.