Maame Korang Ansah-Obuobi made The Church of Pentecost and Ghana proud after she emerged as the champion of the 2023 UCMAS International Contest (Category B) held in Malaysia.
Miss Ansah-Obuobi, a who fellowships at the S.K. Ofosu Memorial Temple of the New Aplaku District, of the Church and a student of the Rising Sun Montessori School, is the first Ghanaian to accomplish this feat thereby etching her name in history.
The young prodigy’s stellar performance stood out among over 2,500 students from 35 countries, showcasing her exceptional skills in mental arithmetic and abacus techniques.
Ghana’s flag soared high at the UCMAS competition, where Maame Korang Ansah-Obuobi, of Rising Sun Montessori, together with other Ghanaian participants, including Shaurya Gurbani and Thomas Cudjoe Mensah Ababio, who secured the first and second places, respectively, in Category B (Elementary level).
The journey to success for these young minds was marked by dedication, rigorous training, and a passion for mental acuity. Even during their two-day journey to Malaysia, the Ghanaian contingent continued practicing, showcasing their unwavering commitment to representing their nation with pride.
The award ceremony was a moment of jubilation for Ghana as the four students not only secured individual honours but also brought home a total of four awards.
The Ghanaian supporters erupted in cheers, underlining that excellence knows no boundaries and that the nation’s youth can compete globally.
Maame Korang Ansah-Obuobi, in an exclusive interview with Joy Prime’s Emmanuel Dzivenu, expressed her gratitude for the trophy, attributing her success to the support of her teachers and parents.
Ghana’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Florence Buerki Akonor, graced the awards ceremony and extended an invitation to the triumphant team to her residence for a celebration of their achievements on December 5, 2023.
The Technical Director for West Africa at UCMAS, Kirti Gurbani, commended the winners for their dedication, emphasising the international recognition gained among the 35 participating countries.
On Sunday, December 17, 2023, Maame Korang Ansah-Obuobi’s success was officially announced by Pastor Isaac Deku, the New Aplaku District Minister to the Church during a District Joint Service, which had in attendance Apostle James Asare, the Kasoa Area Head. The whole church erupted with joy and ecstasy when the announcement was made.
Apostle James Kwabena Asare congratulated her, encouraged and prayed for her for more laurels in her academic pursuit and life.
Report by New Aplaku District Media Team