9-Year-Old Bags Six Ones In BECE, Ghanaians React To His Age

9-Year-Old Bags Six Ones In BECE, Ghanaians React To His Age

  • A Ghanaian boy has left many in awe after his BECE result popped up on the internet
  • The nine-year-old JHS graduate passed the BECE with flying colours as he got six ones
  • Many people who saw the result slip showered praises on the intelligent boy, while others raised concerns about his age

Convenant Emorsamey-Lucas Diam, a brilliant boy who sat for the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), has stirred reactions online after his results went viral.

The nine-year-old who attended Universal Preparatory School bagged six ones in the BECE.

Photo of Convenant and his BECE result slip
Nine-year-old excels in BECE Photo credit: @Universal Preparatory School @Ras Kobby/Facebook
Source: Facebook

News of Convenant's exceptional performance in the BECE was disclosed on the Facebook page of Ras Kobby.

At the time of writing the report, the post by Ras Kobby had gathered over 300 likes and 100 comments.

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Ghanaians react to Covenant's performance in the BECE

Many people who reacted to the post congratulated Convenant on passing the exam, whereas others also wondered how a nine-year-old could sit for the BECE.

Ruhaima Amidu indicated:

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Nana Yaw Brabt Eyeless stated:

From k.G to jhs 3 will have you spend not below 11years .And in my country a child start school right at age 3 or 4. .Now I asked how is such possible to complete at nine. ....this is myopic improvisation.

Bonkena Y Mbazor stated:

GES rules and regulations have changed 9 supposed be in primary la.Away , congratulations to him

Obeng Gordon inidicated:

Ghana we dey ooo so if u know you know, school terms

Abigail Kutorglo wrote:

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He has done really well,i think he is from my village,his name means i am happy in my language.

Hassan Munira remarked:

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Hassan Munira indicated:

That's awesome! Congratulations!

We must understand that in society there are exceptional students

YEN.com.gh reached out to an educationist, Mr Daniel Fenyi, for his expert opinion on concerns raised by some people regarding the need for an introduction of an age cap on persons eligible to pursue Senior High School education.

Mr Fenyi shot down that idea on grounds that in every society, we have exceptional students and hence must give them the opportunity to thrive.

"Determining the appropriate age for high school enrollment involves considering individual readiness rather than a strict age cap. We must understand that, in every society, there are exceptional students who normally obtain exceptional scores and advance to higher levels at some extraordinary speed. We need to allow such gifted students to thrive and not impose strict age cab to limit them.

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This boy is not the first in Ghana to enter SHS at the age of 9. Renowned persons like Tsatsu Tikata, Alan Kyeremanten, and recently, Ruth Gyan, who entered KNUST at 13, all entered SHS around the age of 9, and they have all grown to become responsible adults. Therefore, age is just a number,"

He also suggested that such students should be supported to ensure that they thrive in the school environment.

"Rather, assessing academic and emotional maturity could be more beneficial to ensure students can thrive in a high school environment".

Girl computes BECE results with calculator

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a girl left many stunned after she was recorded computing her BECE results using a calculator.

The video, which YEN.com.gh sighted on X, showed her standing in an open place after printing her BECE results slip.

Unaware that she was being filmed, the young girl looked very serious as she keyed in the grades on each subject to calculate her overall aggregate.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Philip Boateng Kessie (Human-Interest editor) Philip Boateng Kessie is a Human Interest editor at YEN.com.gh. He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the University of Cape Coast in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Philip previously served as a reporter for Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL). He also worked as a content writer for Scooper News. Email: philip.kessie@yen.com.gh.

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