16-year-old boy who emerged best science student in Ghana for 2020 admitted to MIT & Columbia

16-year-old boy who emerged best science student in Ghana for 2020 admitted to MIT & Columbia

- A former student of Mfantsipim School, Cecil Tetteh Kumah has gained admission to both MIT & Columbia Universities in the United States

- The 16-year-old who was reportedly the main man in the school's 2020 NSMQ team before quitting graduated as the best WASSCE science student in Ghana

- He also reportedly got over 99% in all the exams and admission officials from MIT and Columbia University battled to select him

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Cecil Tetteh Kumah, a 16-year-old senior high school graduate who emerged as the best science student for the 2020 WASSCE in Ghana has been admitted to MIT and Columbia University.

In a narration that was given by Ekow Aikins Jnr on his personal Facebook handle, Cecil graduated from Mfantsipim School and was the main figure in their NSMQ team before his early exit from the team.

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It is indicated that the teenager opted out of the 2020 NSMQ to concentrate on his pursuit into his dream Ivy League universities in the United States of America.

See post below:

"I knew it was a done deal for Mfantsipim School if he was in, but he had his plans. He left the team to their fate, paving the way for the six, which would have been problematic," Cecila

Months on, Cecil reportedly sat for the famous SAT exams and all of his scores were in the 99th percentile bracket that is, Math: 790/800, Verbal: 770/800, High math: 800/800, and Physics: 800/800

The 16-year-old Cecil Tetteh Kumah also got 8A1s in his WASSCE exams.

It is also said that because his academic prowess was so admirable, MIT and Columbia admission officers had to engage in a tug of war to lure the young man into their prestigious institutions.

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16-year-old boy who emerged best science student in Ghana for 2020 admitted to MIT & Columbia
16-year-old boy who emerged best science student in Ghana for 2020 admitted to MIT & Columbia Credit: Ekow Aikins Jnr
Source: Facebook

Meanwhile, a beautiful young lady identified as Rosemary Ayelazuno Achentisa has risen from a humble beginning to achieve great success that is being admired by all and sundry on social media.

Sharing her story in a post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Rosemary revealed that she hailed from Mirigu, located in the Kassena Nankana West District in the Upper East Region of Ghana with very limited resources.

With relentlessness and hard work, she has been able to attend and successfully graduate from the University of Ghana with first class in Geography and Resource Development with Archaeology.

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