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Meet The Youngest Student Ever To Be Admitted In A University In Africa At The Age Of 14

Her name is Maud Chifamba. She was the youngest university student in Africa. She was born in 1997 in Zimbabwe and was accepted to the University of Zimbabwe to study for an accounting degree at the age of 14 in 2012. Her degree was financed through a scholarship from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Chairman’s Charity Fund. Maud started her first grade at a school named Hurudza primary school in 2003. In 2005, when she was in grade 3, during the mid-year exams, she was mistakenly given a grade 4 exam paper, on which she scored 100%. the following term during the same year, she requested a grade 5 test paper, on which she achieved the highest score.

She proceeded to grade seven and she had 4 units. As Chifamba did not have money for high school she studied on her own (home schooled) and completed her Ordinary Level in just two years, in 2009. She was later identified by the Ministry of Education and awarded financial assistance for her advanced level, upper six in 2011, and she scored 12 points. After making headlines internationally, Chifamba was awarded a scholarship. In 2013 Chifamba scored distinctions at the University of Zimbabwe, where she was studying for her Bachelor of Accountancy Honours degree. She wrote her grade seven examination at the age of 10 and her A-level at the age of 13.

She graduated with an Honours in Accounting from the University of Zimbabwe in 2016. Currently she is pursuing a Zimbabwe Certificate in Theory of Accounting (ZCTA) and graduated with a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Zimbabwe.


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