The office of the U.S. Embassy in Ghana has congratulated Roni Edwin, a student of Ghana International School for winning a medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad. Interestingly, he is the first Ghanaian ever to win the medal since the competition’s inception 61 years ago.
The first one was held in 1959 in Romania with only 7 countries. However, over the years, its participants have increased to about 100 countries in 5 continents. This year’s edition started on Monday, 21st September and ended on Tuesday 22nd September with 616 top high mathematicians from 105 countries at St Petersburg, Russia. At the end of it all, Roni had the highest score among sub-Saharan Africans.
The U.S. Embassy congratulated the young mathematician in a full statement below;
“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. Roni is a direct beneficiary of all these training programs which has now resulted in Ghana’s first medal win.”
Master Roni Edwin is an Upper 6th Form student of Ghana International School. Aside from this current achievement, he also won an award (Honourable Mention) at the UK International Mathematical Olympiad. Moreover, he was the youngest winner of the Ghana Math Olympiad at age 13 in 2017. Congratulations Roni!