BECE 2023: Nine Year Old Boy Gains Admission To Mfantsipim School, Photo Of Him On Campus Trends

BECE 2023: Nine Year Old Boy Gains Admission To Mfantsipim School, Photo Of Him On Campus Trends

  • A nine-year-old boy has caused a stir on social media after he gained admission to study at Mfantsipim School
  • The quiet looking boy who is trending online was seen in a group photograph with some men on the campus of the school
  • Many people who thronged to the comment section of the post shared varied opinions on the age of the boy

Social media has been sent into a frenzy after it emerged that a nine-year-old boy who sat for the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) had gained admission to Mfantsipim School.

A photo which is making waves on social media and sighted by on the Facebook page of Mfantsipim Old Boys Community showed the smallish looking boy wearing a white long sleeve shirt and khaki trousers posing for a group picture with three men.

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Photo of Mfantsipim student in a group photograph and the entrance of the school
Nine-year-old gains admission Tto Mfantsipim Photo credit: @Mfantsipim Old Boys Community/Facebook @mfantsipimschool/Instagram
Source: UGC

Although details about the boy remains sketchy, it is reported that he is studying General Science.

At the time of writing the report, the post which had raked in over 300 likes and 40 comments was captioned:

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"The youngest Mfantsipim student at the moment. I understand he is 9 years old. He equals Senior Tsatsu Tsikata's record... His age mates must be either in class 3 or class 4",

Ghanaians react to the age of the form 1 boy

Netizens who thronged the comments section of the post expressed varied opinions regarding the age of the Form 1 student.

Emmanuel Seyram Duku commeted:

At this rate he will be done with SHS at 12??? And university at 16-17??? Ah well…..let me be going

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Ebenezer Kittoe reacted:

Intellectual ability though important should not be the only consideration. Emotional, physical and psychological maturity is also very important.

Prince Panyin Mannoh added:

Those days na we figga we be the kiddies o... Rydee, kiddies dey pop up for the school inners. How 9 years fi dey form 1 So he go plete school then he chop 12 years?

Michael Aikins reacted:

Wish him well. The Saints we hold up for him. Mfantsipim is a free spirited institution for higher learning. He will make it.

Age is just number reached out an educationist Mr Daniel Fenyi where he disagreed with the assertion that the laws should be enacted to restrict students who are below a certain age from entering in SHS.

He opined that as a country we should accept that there are exceptional students who normally obtain exceptional scores, and advance to higher levels at some extraordinary speed.

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Teacher question Form 1 boy about his age

Earlier, reported that a Ghanaian teacher was stunned after he met a smallish-looking from one student in his class and decided to ask him a few questions.

The TikTok video showed the boy neatly dressed and answering questions about his name, age, and the region he hails from.

Wearing a bright smile, the boy acted very calm and composed as he answered the questions respectfully.

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