The first Ghaianian to ever do that
Roni Edwin, a 16-year-old Upper 6th Form Student (equivalent to SHS) of the Ghana International School has become the first Ghanaian student to win a medal at the International Math Olympiad. According to a report by Gis.edu.gh, the brilliant young Ghanaian won a bronze medal at the competition and his score was the highest in the whole of Africa.
Edwin has registered his name as the first Ghanaian to reach that feat since the inception of the International Math Olympiad, the most prestigious math competition in the world, 61 years ago.
A post sighted by Zackgh.com on the verified Facebook handle of U.S. Embassy Ghana confirms that this year’s competition was held in St Petersburg, Russia and attracted 616 top high school mathematicians from 105 countries.
See the post here
Congratulations to Master Roni Edwin of Ghana International School for becoming the first Ghanaian student to win a medal at the International Math Olympiad since its inception 61 years ago. Roni Edwin who was Ghana’s top scorer also achieved the highest score in sub-Saharan Africa.
The International Math Olympiad is considered the most prestigious math competition in the world. This year’s competition attracted 616 top high school mathematicians from 105 countries.
Since 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana has partnered with MISE Foundation, Ghana to fund the Math Olympiad training program for top high school mathematicians in Ghana and Roni is a direct beneficiary of all these training programs.
In 2019, Roni Edwin won an award (Honourable Mention) at the UK International Mathematical Olympiad and was also the youngest winner of the Ghana Math Olympiad at age 13 in 2017 and went on to tie first place on the Geometry Exam with a perfect score.