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Brilliant 17-Year-Old Boy Emerges Youngest Ever Chartered Accountant In Africa

A brilliant 17-year-old Nigerian youngster identified as Jonathan Adewale has emerged as the youngest ever chartered accountant in Africa after acing all the required examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN) in Nigeria.

Adewale has now set the record of being the youngest accounting professional in Africa and one of the youngest, if not the youngest, in the world.

At the age of 17, the brilliant boy has joined over 3 million global accounting professionals under the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). 

He started writing the accounting professionals examinations at the age of 14 while still in secondary school (High school).

Narrating his story, Adewale said he has never won an award in his life and only had hopes that he will pass all his professional examinations at once.

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I had the hope that I would pass all the stages of the examination at once,” he told Tribune.

Adewale after becoming a chartered accountant now wishes to proceed to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with First Class honours at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), South West, Nigeria. 

He was awarded a Full Scholarship by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria (ICAN) to fulfil his dream.

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CREDIT: ALLSCHOOL, Scholarshipregion

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