The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has announced that a 22-year-old medical doctor, who graduated from the Cape Coast University in 2023, has been made a motivator for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the country.
He explained that the young doctor would soon be supported to go around pre-tertiary institutions across the country to motivate students to take their studies seriously after sharing his personal experiences in school with them.
Dr Adutwum announced this when the 22-year-old Dr Kwaku Boakye Gyamfi and his parents paid a courtesy call on him in Accra recently.
In his welcome remarks, Dr Adutwum praised the young doctor for taking his studies seriously leading to the attainment of such a feat and urged him to remain focused as he prepared to begin his housemanship at the 37 Military Hospital soon.
Besides, he eulogised the parents for their support towards his education which has led to how far he has come.
The Education Minister said, “Your story is worthy of emulation by the youth; you have a good story to share to motivate other youths to study hard irrespective of their course of study.”
He indicated that the feat chalked up by the young medical doctor attested to the fact that a lot was going on in the educational sector of the country. He, therefore, pledged to continue to work very hard to help transform the nation through education.
The young Dr Kwaku Boakye Gyamfi told the Minister he was happy with the reception he offered him and pledged to link up with the Education Ministry to motivate other younger students to take their studies seriously.
He also pledged to continue to work very hard so he could support quality healthcare delivery in the country.
Dr. Kwaku Boakye Gyamfi was born in April 2001, and he started Creche in September 2002 when he was only one year and six months old at Danem Royal Montessori School through to Nursery and Kindergarten (KG) at the same school until 2006 when he was five years old.
Primary & JSS Education
He started his primary education at Danem Royal Montessori School in 2006 at age five, and he later moved on to Good Shepherd International School, Oregon International School, and finally to Startrite Montessori School all in Accra, where he completed his JHS education in 2014 at the age of 13. He passed his BECE with an aggregate of 06.
That same year (2014), he gained admission to Prempeh College and completed in 2017 at age 16 with an aggregate of 07.
He then gained admission after successfully passing through the interview process. He was admitted to the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences in the same year (2017) at age 16.
His six-year medical educational training journey successfully ended on 7th September 2023 at the UCC School of Medical Sciences at age 22.
Dr Kwaku Boakye Gyamfi was awarded THE OVERALL BEST GRADUATING STUDENT IN SURGERY at the 5th session of the UCC 56th Congregation.
Dr.Adutwum in a group picture with the Ambassador and others