The Annie Walsh

Notable FIRSTs


1st  Female pupil to gain the full Cambridge School Certificate in West Africa (1928):  Ethel Thomas (Ashwood)

1st  Female graduate from Fourah Bay College, (BA in 1938):  Lati Hyde-Forster

1st  Proprietress of a Nursing Home. Founder of the Sierra Leone Children’s Home: Mojibola Bal-Adams

1st  Female Medical Doctor:  Irene Wellesley-Cole (Ighodaro)

1st  Female Barrister-at-Law:  Stella Thomas (Marke)

1st  Female Gynecologist and Obstetrician:  Belmont Williams

1st  Female Chief Education Officer:  Oredola Fewry

1st  Female Astronautical Engineer: Estelle Coker (Eke)

1st  Female Deputy Speaker of the Sierra Leone House of Representatives (2000): Elizabeth Alpha-Lavalie (Tucker)

1st  Sierra Leonean UN Secretary General’s Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict:  Zainab Hawa Bangura (Sesay)