Her Excellency ,Francisca Ashietey-Odunton attended Aburi Girls' Senior High School for her Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates. She went to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Sciences with a major in English.
Ashietey-Odunton is a barrister at law with 16 years of experience, having been called to the Ghana Bar after obtaining her LLB from the Ghana School of Law in 1997. She holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics. She is also a graduate of the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan.