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Education Minister pledges support for 17 yr old KNUST graduate

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education says he is ready to support the 17-year-old KNUST graduate Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa who sat and passed BECE for School while in her first year in Junior High School (JHS).


The Education Minister in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the female university graduate is a gifted student adding that the government is committed to supporting such gifted and talented students.

Ama attended Christ Our Hope International School in Kumasi at age 1 year 7 months before moving on to Abraham Lincoln Junior High School. She wrote BECE while she was in JHS 1 at Justice International School Asuofua in Kumasi.

As a result, she gained admission to Ashanti Region-based St. Louis Senior High School where she studied General Science at the age of ten. She completed her secondary level education in the year 2017 at the age of twelve.

Ruth Ama Gyan with her excellent WASSCE for School results reportedly secured admission into the Kumasi-based Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at age 13 in 2017 to pursue BSc. Mathematics

Her admission into the Science and Technology University to study Mathematics made her the youngest student to be ever admitted into KNUST. Ama Darkwa was born on 29 May 2004 in Kumasi to Kwadwo Gyan-Darkwa and his wife.

Brilliant 17-year-old Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa is from Anyimon, Berekum in the Brong-Ahafo Region and lives in Prempeh College in Kumasi with her father, who is a senior tutor at the College, winner of the 2021 edition of NSMQ.

Ruth speaking to journalists at her graduation said that she looks up to the incumbent president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo and NSMQ Mistress, Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann, in taking her studies very seriously.

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