Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa 13-year-old KNUST student says Akufo-Addo is her role model

She made the disclosure on Wednesday after she was asked by the host of Joy FM's "Super Morning Show," Kojo Yankson, if she had any role-models.

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Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa, the 13-year-old girl who gained admission to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (B.Sc. Mathematics) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), says President Nana Akufo-Addo is her role-model.

She made the disclosure on Wednesday after she was asked by the host of Joy FM's "Super Morning Show," Kojo Yankson, if she had any role-models.

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In answering the question, she said: "The President... because he is hardworking and he learns a lot... His education took him many places," she said when quizzed about her role-models.

In a wide-ranging interview, the kid genius explained her decision to study B.Sc Mathematics, saying the subject would broaden her mind to read courses such as Computer Science and Space Engineering.

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The 13-year-old is hoping to contribute to Ghana's effort in space science.

"After the mathematics, it will broaden my mind to read another course. Computer Science or Space Engineering.

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"I really like the software a lot, so I will like to be a computer scientist and also I would like to go into the space engineering to help Ghana race to the moon or space".

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