Ruth Gyan-Darkwa was born in Kumasi on May 29, 2004, to Kwadwo Gyan-Darkwa and his wife. She attended Christ Our Hope International School in Kumasi for primary school and Abraham Lincoln Junior High School for junior high school.
She was later transferred to Justice International School in Kumasi to finish her junior high education. She spent a term or two in various classes and was skipped to the next due to her ability to learn quickly. She took the Basic Education Certificate Examination at the age of nine, while in her first year at Justice International School in Kumasi.
As a result of her academic prowess, at the age of ten, she was admitted to St. Louis Senior High School in Kumasi, where she studied General Science. She finished her secondary education in 2017 at the age of twelve.
In 2017, she was admitted to Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology to study Mathematics, making her the school’s youngest student ever.
Her success drew financial support from prominent Ghanaians for her and her family. It is well known that the current second lady of the Republic of Ghana, Samira Bawumia, pledged to fund her tertiary education as well as her parents’ medical expenses.
Her sister Josephine Gyan-Darkwa, who excelled in her exams, also received a scholarship from Bernard Antwi Boasiako to pursue her dream of studying medicine in Germany.
Ruth is currently a M.Sc student at the University of New Mexico, Department of Electrical and Computer engineering aiming to work at NASA.