Ghanaian twins who scored 6As in A-level exams gain top places at Ivy League schools in UK

Ghanaian twins who scored 6As in A-level exams gain top places at Ivy League schools in UK

  • The Ghanaian twin brothers achieved a combined six As and one A at Mossbourne Community Academy
  • They are heading off to Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the United Kingdom (UK)
  • Emmanuel Boakye will study at Oxford University, while his brother Ebenezer will study at Cambridge University

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Ghanaian twin brothers, Emmanuel and Ebenezer Boakye have gained admittance into Ivy League schools in the UK after earning top scores in their A-level examinations, reports the BBC.

The 18-year-olds achieved a combined six As and one A at Mossbourne Community Academy in the UK.

Emmanuel and Ebenezer Boakye, who reside in East London, will attend Oxford and Cambridge Universities, which are part of the Russell Group, the UK's equivalent of Ivy League schools in the US.

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Emmanuel Boakye will study English Literature at Oxford University, while his brother Ebenezer will study Spanish and Russian at the University of Cambridge.

Humble beginning

Raised in a single-parent household in Hackney in the UK, the Ghanaian teenagers resolved to maximise opportunities offered to them to better their lives and make their mum proud.

In an interview with the BBC, one of the brothers, Emmanuel, who expressed his excitement over the academic achievement indicated they were still processing what they have achieved.

''It's not sunk in yet. We’ve always had people in our corner, our mom and the school, supporting and pushing us to do it,'' Emmanuel said.

Emmanuel had initially planned to attend Cambridge University with his brother Ebenezer, but all that changed after he attended an event held by the Africa Caribbean Society at Oxford University, he told the BBC.

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Although they will study at different schools, Emmanuel said they would offer each other support from their respective universities.

Their Ghanaian mother, Victoria Genfi, could not hide her joy when she spoke to the BBC.

''I can’t put into words how proud I am or how wonderful they are. We’ve come a long way, I believe that no matter what background you come from if you push your children and support them through everything, they can achieve anything,''Victoria Genfi said.

Ghanaian lady graduates with law degree

In a previous story, YEN.com.gh reported that, after clocking another milestone in life, a social media user, Maureen Kyere, has celebrated graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB).

When she shared a message on her Instagram page to announce the achievement, Maureen Kyere disclosed that she graduated with a first-class degree.

Announcing the feat

''Today, [I] graduated from undergraduate law school. My LLB is bagged! First Class Honours! I’m so grateful to God, my family and friends!! So proud of this moment,'' her post read.

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In a separate story, a mother in Manchester, England, Jade Ball, has given birth to a set of biracial twin boys who look different just like any other set of fraternal twins.

Jade Ball and her better half, Kade, gave birth to the adorable twins, Cole and Klay, last April.

In an interview with TODAY Parents, Jade Ball established that when she gave birth to the boys, ''it was obvious they weren’t identical.''

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