13-year-old Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa who just got admitted to the Kwame
Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (KNUST).
At just 13 she becomes the youngest student to be admitted into a
University in Ghana. She will be pursue a bachelor of science (Bsc)
degree in mathematics.
Ruth, a student of Space Workers College, has become the youngest
candidate ever to be admitted to KNUST, one of Ghana’s most prestigious
Ruth Darkwa was born on May 29, 2004 to Mr. and Mrs. Kwadwo
Gyan-Darkwa. She hails from the town of Berekum, in the Brong Ahafo
According to a report by The Chronicle,
teenage Ruth Darkwa lives in Prempeh College, in Kumasi, where her
father is currently a senior tutor for the school. Prior to her record
breaking admission into KNUST, Ruth is said to have attended the Christ
Our Hope International school.
She later went on to attend junior high at Abraham Lincoln
International School, where she ended up taking (and passing) the Basic
Education Certificate Examination (BECE) held at the Justice
International School Asuafua, in the Ashanti Region.
father, Mr. Kwadwo Gyan-Darkwa, disclosed that his daughter received
admission into St. Louis Senior High at the tender age of 10, having
been offered General Science. He said she went on to complete her senior
high school studies at the age of 12. It’s reported that 13 year old
Ruth will be pursuing a bachelor of science in mathematics.