Meet Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa : The Youngest Graduate Of KNUST At 17 Years Old

Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa made headlines in 2017 after being admitted to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study Mathematics at the age of 13, the youngest ever to be admitted to the university.

Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa was born on 29 May 2004 in Kumasi to Kwadwo Gyan-Darkwa, a senior tutor at Prempeh College in Kumasi and his wife. She had her primary and junior high school education at the Christ Our Hope International School in Kumasi, and the Abraham Lincoln Junior High School respectively. She later moved to Justice International School in Kumasi to continue her junior high school education.

Due to her ability to learn quickly, she spent a term or two in various classes and was skipped to the next. At nine years old, while in her first year at Justice International School in Kumasi, she sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination and passed. As a result, she gained admission to St. Louis Senior High School also in Kumasi to study General Science at the age of ten. She completed her secondary level education in 2017, at the age of twelve. 

In the same year, she gained admission into Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology to study Mathematics, making her the youngest student to be ever admitted into the school.

Ruth comes from a family of highly intelligent people, with her immediate older sister, Grace also graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2018 at the age of 18.

Ruth reportedly hopes to be an optical engineer, to work in the field of telecommunications. She plans on doing her national service after her Master’s Degree or PhD.

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