This year’s International Mathematical Olympiad was held in St Petersburg, Russia. The competition had 105 countries represented by 616 contestants. Africa’s brightest prospect Master Roni Edwin, an Upper 6th Form Student of Ghana International School made the headlines by being the first Ghanaian to win an IMO (International Mathematical Olympiad) bronze medal. He had the highest score in all of Africa, an achievement worth mentioning.
In 2019 he won an award (Honourable Mention) at the UK International Mathematical Olympiad. Roni Edwin 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. He was the overall winner of the Ghana Math Olympiad 2018 and 2019 becoming the only student to win the competition back to back. No wonder he made an impression on the World stage.
Roni Adom Edwin is 17 years old. He started his primary school education at Alpha Beta Education Centres, Dansoman. He moved to Ghana Christian International High School (GCIHS) where he spent 5 years and completed his O’ Level studies in June 2019. During his long vacation after Year 7 in GCIHS, when he was 12 years old, he wrote and published a fantasy novel, ‘The legend of Zhaar’, a popular read for his school mates and other students.
Following his O’ Level studies, he enrolled for his Sixth Form at Ghana International School (GIS) because of his desire to pursue A’ Level studies in “Further Mathematics”. He is presently in Upper 6th Form studying Math, Further Math, Physics and Chemistry. While he was at GCIHS, he was introduced to the Ghana Mathematics Olympiad program organized by the MISE Foundation.
MISE is an academic enrichment program for young people who show exceptional aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. It is dedicated to identifying talented young mathematicians and providing world-class educational opportunities for them to flourish.
Since its founding in September 2009, MISE has pursued this mission with a singular focus. Today its alumni are some of the brightest minds in mathematics and computer science at some of the world’s leading universities and organizations.