Kwame Larry Tay

Kwame Larry Tay is yet another epitome of intelligence, talent and inspiration as far as African scholarships go.

The young doctor practically swept off all the awards during an award ceremony at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Of the 20 awards presented for the graduating class of Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, the young man went away with 19; leaving just one for another to take.

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Kwame Larry Tay lives in Kumasi. He attended Mawuli Senior High School for his secondary education. Kwame works with the Ashanti Regional Veterinary Services. He was also the former House Officer of the Ashanti Regional Veterinary Services.

Ghanaians took to social media to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of this medical trailblazer. Most spectacular was the congratulatory message from his uncle, a former Ghanaian presidential spokesperson, Ben Dotsei Malor:

“Dr Larry Kwame Tay – my nephew – I salute, celebrate and honor you. To God Be The Glory. Well done and many congratulations. We are proud of you. Many more honors. Cheer.”


Preceding this great excellence, was the achievement of yet another brilliant champ, Fathia Ayodele Kareem. The young female doctor made a similar record by winning 12 out of 14 awards at the KNUST School of Medical Sciences graduation.


Another case in Ghana is the intimidating academic success of Louisa Kwakye-Ansong. During the induction of newly trained medical doctors in Ghana, the 25-year old lady won 6 of the 9 awards at the Dental School of the Kwame Nkurmah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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Who says Africa could never find success even if it was hidden in a book?

Some Africans in the continent and beyond have debunked the notion. These Ghanaian examples are worthy of note. Making breaks particularly in the world of science is indeed is a great achievement for Africa.