- The youngest member of parliament in Ghana is Francisca Oteng who is only 27 years old
- Francisca is the daughter of Dr Kwaku Oteng, a doctor and businessman who runs the Angel Group of Companies
- In 2019, the youngster was awarded as the ninth-best legislator
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Francisca Oteng the daughter of Mrs Joyce Oteng and Dr Kwaku Oteng, a doctor and businessman who is the C.E.O of the Angel Group of Companies, is the youngest legislator in Ghana.
She is the member of parliament for Kwabre East Constituency in the Ashanti Region who was awarded as the ninth-best legislator in the year 2019.
Francisca entered parliament after the 2016 elections when she was only 24 years old by which time she was enrolled at the university and was in her final year pursuing LLB at the College of Humanities.
She beat the incumbent Kofi Frimpong with 321 votes in an area known to be a hub of the then-opposition party and coincidentally gave the NPP a chunk of its votes.
Oteng Mensah once made headlines when she donated her three-month salary along with taxi cabs to her constituents as part of the fulfilment of her campaign promise.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Hallowed Olaoluwa, a 30-year-old Nigerian, is one of Africa’s youngest doctor of mathematics and a professor.
He got his bachelor degree at the age of 14, double bachelor's degree at 17, before he went ahead to get his masters in mathematics and physics at 19. It should be noted that he got two masters as a teenager, making his a very special case in the Central African Republic.
He was born on September 27, 1989. He came back to his birth country, Nigeria, in 2011 and got his PhD at the University of Lagos in mathematics within the space of three years.
That made him the youngest student with a doctorate degree in Africa in the field at the age of 24.
In other news, Chibuike Ikpeama got his PhD at the young age of 24 after finishing strongly from the University of Sciences, Philadelphia.
An Imo-Indigene, he got a doctorate degree in physical therapy. He is from Chokoneze community in Ezinigittee Mbaise local government. He was born and raised in the US.
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