12-YEAR-OLD Boy Gains Admission Into Legon

In one of the rarest records of the University of Ghana-Legon, a 12-year-old boy who was home-schooled by his father has been admitted to study Public Administration as a first-degree programme.

Viemens Bamfo whose father deliberately weaned him off school after the lower primary school level, was exclusively home-schooled by his father Rober Bamfo who has been teaching his son for the past 3 years in various subjects.

His efforts allowed 12-year-old Viemens pass the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private students and thus gained admission into the premier university.

According to Mr. Bamfo, economic situation forced him to decide on hom-schooling his kids. Indeed, Viemens is not the only beneficiary of his father’s commitment. Earlier, his elder brother Edwin Bamfo.

Edwin Bamfo has currently graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as an environment expert at the age of 20.

Viemens was part of some 2,900 students pursuing various courses at the University of Ghana’s Distance Education School who were matriculated on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Viemens who says his role models are President Akufo Addo and ex-USA President Barack Obama, aims to become Ghana’s youngest president when he turns 40 years-in the next 28 years.


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