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Hannah Benka-Coker’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Sierra leonean educator
Was Educator 
From Sierra Leone 
Type Academia 
Gender female
Birth 1903
Death 18 June 1952
(aged 49 years)

Hannah Benka-Coker, née Luke (born in 1903, died 17 June 1952) was an educator from Sierra Leone. She helped to found the Freetown Secondary School for Girls (FSSG) in 1926 and has since had a statue erected in her honour. Her contributions to female education led to her being described as a “legend”. She was awarded an MBE in 1944 for her services to education. She died in June 1952, aged 49.