- 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
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.
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.
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"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.
Eaerlier, Briefly.co.za reported that obsession with success and an innate need to contribute to adult education had spurred 60-year-old, Dr Morgen Mabuto, to achieve a doctorate in education despite facing a myriad of challenges.
The sexagenarian (a person between 60 and 70 years old) from Masvingo, 300km south of Harare in Zimbabwe, recently obtained a PhD in Education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) after concluding his doctoral research titled: Educators enacting Non-Formal Education Policy-a case study of three schools in Masvingo District, Zimbabwe-an exploration.
Currently lecturing at the Great Zimbabwe University in Masvingo Province, Dr Mabuto embarked on his doctoral his studies with UZKN after a memorandum of understanding between the two academic institutions enabled him to pursue this educational goal.
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