If you think a twelve-year-old cannot sit for the WASSCE, meet the 12-year-old University of Ghana Public Administration Student Viemens Bamfo.
Viemens Bamfo is the youngest student to be offered admission this year by the University of Ghana. He is studying as a long-distance student at the premier university.
His father schooled him at home. The young chap received all his tuition at home after his lower primary schooling in the Eastern Region, Akyem-Oda to be precise.
The youngest University of Ghana student is following in the footsteps of his elder brother who was also schooled at home. Edwin Bamfo the eldest of the two graduated with a degree in Environmental Science at the age of twenty from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The 12-year-old University of Ghana student in an interview with Citi TV informed the world that, teaching by association is the method his father deployed to educate them.
“We combined the syllabus… we used the Cambridge syllabus and the WASSCE syllabus… so I understood some basic things about [them],” he said.
Young, determined and focused Viemens Bamfo’s dream is to become the president of the Republic of Ghana at age 40.
During his interview with Citi TV, he said he was obsessed with improving the fortunes of Ghana and make her one of the best in the world.
Mr. Robert Bamfo, father of Viemens said the intention to school his children at home was the result of financial challenges he faced. According to him, dictionary skills were the first lessons he taught his kid to empower him to be able to pronounce words without the assistance of an adult.
According to the proud father whose efforts have produced the youngest University of Ghana student in 2019, the teaching of the dictionary was also to help the child resort to the use of the dictionary for phonetics as well.
He followed the dictionary skills with the teaching of Latin for vocabulary development as well as reading skills.
He added that his teaching was devoid of note giving because he relied on textbooks in the teaching of the subjects including science.
Today his effort due to his ‘weak’ financial standing in the past has paid off and fruits of producing the Youngest UG student for the 2019/2020 academic year are already looking sweet with great prospects even in its unripe state.