Ruth Gyan, a young brilliant Ghanian teen has scripted a record that seems to stay unbroken for a very long time as she bagged her degree in Mathematics at the age of 17.
Despite her extraordinary feat, she is extremely in dire need of a miracle to pursue her master’s degree in the US.
The Ghanaian girl who still holds the record of being the youngest ever student admitted into a tertiary institution is on the verge of losing her admission to pursue a master’s degree programme. According to Graphic.com.gh who spoke with Ruth’s father, he said his daughter has been successfully enrolled in at the New Mexico University in Albuquerque, USA to study a master’s programme in Computer and Optical (Fibre Optics) Engineering.
However, the young lady who is now 18 years and is the only teenager the American university has ever admitted in its history for a master’s degree, is currently unable to undertake the programme due to a lack of funds.
Her father, Kwadwo Gyan-Darkwa, a tutor at a senior high school in Kumasi, reveals that the Minister of Education who earlier promised to help Ruth explained that the scholarship programmes available do not cover schools in the United States.
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However, the information has come at a time when the admission has already been procured, leaving Ruth with no option but to hope for external assistance to foot the $46,000 required to start her programme.
For now, she has begun her course online, but the 18-year-old could have the admission revoked if she is unable to raise her fees by the end of the first semester.
“The admission has already been offered and it is late to decline and go look for another admission elsewhere. We cannot disappoint her. If we even get half the support, it will help her as the university has also promised to help her access some scholarship to support her studies,” Ruth’s father says.
Though the young girl does not deserve this her story is one that is inspirational and has so far broken all boundaries to set the bars high. Salone Messenger only wishes her all the best in her educational journey.