Francisca Lamini, the poster girl for the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), has been accepted to Harvard University.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana announced on social media that she has been awarded a full scholarship at Harvard University to complete an undergraduate program.
Sangu Delle, the Chair of Harvard Interviews in Ghana, confirmed the story on his Facebook account, “…I can confirm that Francisca Lamini was granted admission to Harvard College (undergraduate) on a full scholarship.”
Berla Mundi, a radio and television personality, also claimed on Facebook that Francisca Lamini will win admission to Harvard Medical School or any other Ivy League medical school of her choice after completing her program.
Many Ghanaians are ecstatic about the young lady who drew their attention at the 2021 NSMQ tournament.
When her school, KETASCO, qualified for the NSMQ finals, they made history. Francisca, Bright Senyo Gadzo, and James Lutterodt represented their school against Presbyterian Boys Secondary School (PRESEC) and Prempeh College, which had previously won the competition six times.
Despite the fact that her school did not win the main prize, she was praised for being the only female in the popular quiz show’s grand finale in the last eight years.
During her time on the show, it was revealed that the Keta Senior High Technical School prodigy had already received straight As in the private Nov/Dec WAEC exams.
She took the test when she was still in SHS 2. When the results of the recently concluded West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) were revealed on December 8, she duplicated the feat.
It was also revealed that she was always at the top of her class from elementary to high school.
Francisca Lamini was also named the Most Outstanding Student at the 2021 NSMQ where Prempeh College emerged victors.