'A' Level whizzkid heads to Harvard

HARARE - A Zimbabwean student who scored five As at “A” Level is heading to Harvard University in the US in August.

Terrens Muradzikwa achieved top grades in Mathematics,  Physics, Chemistry,  Economics and Business Studies. He had previously gained 16 As at “O” Level.

The 19-year-old said he had received an offer from the  American university Harvard, one of the world’s leading tertiary institutions, and plans to study Computer Science  from August, possibly in conjunction with Economics.

Muradzikwa has received a four-year scholarship to study at Harvard university under the United States Achievers Programme (USAP), an initiative of the US  Embassy Education Advising Centre to assist  academically gifted but economically disadvantaged students..

Born on 16 December 1994, Muradzikwa is a moderately built, down-to-earth boy, very accommodating, without a trait of arrogance or pomp.

He was a student at Marist Nyanga Boys High School,  commonly known as Nyanga High, which attained a 100 percent pass rate in 2013.

In 2011 when he attained 16 As at “O” Level, he was awarded the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo scholarship, a fund which sponsors Zimbabwean students who demonstrate high academic excellence and responsive community leadership.

Muradzikwa said he hopes one day he will use the knowledge  and experience he will gain in the US to improve the lot of Zimbabweans and Africans.

He owes his success to God, mental support by parents, school and programmes that he is  a member of.

Lazarus Dokora, the minister of Primary and Secondary Education, who graced the 2013 Prize Giving Day at Nyanga High, described Muradzikwa as an exceptional young man who makes Zimbabwe proud and “is surely destined for greatness.”


Comments (23)

Well done young man. Please continue working hard !

Dhonorayi Charuveki - 17 April 2014

Best news out of Zimbabwe thus far.... Congrats Terrens and all the best at HU...

Sam - 17 April 2014

Well done Terrens. You have done us, Zimbabweans proud! You are an inspiration to many youths

Alex Masunda - 17 April 2014

Young man u shud come back and create jobs for us tanzwa neurovha weduwe. I hope you will be the next Strive Masiyiwa with all your brain power.

protestor - 17 April 2014

I am very proud of u younger man. Show dem Americans de fibre you are made of and don't forget where you coming from. All de best and Jah bless

Campion Mupfunya - 17 April 2014

Well done , keep on shining

pagomo - 17 April 2014

At least you bring a smile not only to your parents but to all Zimbos. I wish you well young man. At Harvard you are at the right place to further you education. Please when done do not forget Zimbabwe especially with the Economics you are doing for it is the area where our present leaders have been found wanting. Keep up the excellent work

Gwenaz - 17 April 2014

Please staff reporter may you do proper work I am surprised by the way you mention the Joshoa Mqabuko Nkomo scolarship. You mention it in passing as if it is not important but for your own information the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo scolarship is run by Econet Wireless and that Havard scolarship is coordinated by Strive Masiiyiwa and his wife so I am very surprised that Econet Wireless, Strive Masiiyiwa and his wife are not even mentioned in your article. What kind of journalism is that? Tipeiwo maserious

Gwenaz - 17 April 2014

@protester. Please don't wait for young Muradzikwa to come and create employment for you. Academic success does not necessarily translate into business acumen. Many people who have created employment have never been to university. To be successful in business (and thus create employment) one must have a knack for seizing business opportunities as they come. Good business people are people who are able to sacrifice their present comfort while they put resources and time into business. You can be successful in business if you really put your mind to it!

Order - 17 April 2014

Way to go young man.

Dr Know - 17 April 2014

Well done and when (if) you come back do not waste your brain power by joining politics like the other learned robotics professor did.

Sinikiwe Shumba - 17 April 2014

am happy for u young man keep focus

taipei - 17 April 2014

Am glad that the young man praises God for his achievement! Well done son. May this inspire other young ones to work hard and give praise to God always.

Praise - 18 April 2014

well done dudue

koshy - 18 April 2014

Shine young man, fly high

Terrence - 18 April 2014

Editor, you should mention also that he claimed first position in SADC essay writing competitions in the years 2012 and 2013! 2012 he took first position in Zim then first in SADC... Thanks to the haters, 2013 he was THIRD in Zim yet first in SADC!!!!!

bhudha - 24 April 2014

ramba wakadaro mwana wevhu,

jese munyaradzi - 16 December 2014

you are such an inspiration young man. Keep on doing well and may the good Lord bless you

mercy - 25 August 2015

keep on shining little star

edgar - 29 September 2015

That was very good..i sincerely wish you sooo much success in the future..youve made us sooo proud

unknown - 22 April 2016

That was very good..i sincerely wish you sooo much success in the future..youve made us sooo proud

unknown - 22 April 2016

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