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Maud Chifamba: Zimbabwe's whizz-kid

Published 7:33 AM ET, Tue September 18, 2012
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Maud Chifamba, middle, started her studies in accounting September 10 at the University of Zimbabwe. Aged 14, she is the country's youngest ever university student. Courtesy University of Zimbabwe
She has been granted a four-year scholarship from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA), valued at nearly $10,000. Courtesy Zimbabwe Revenue Authority
Maud shakes hands with Gershem Pasi, commissioner general of ZIMRA. "At 14, she has achieved a rare feat which some grown-ups have struggled to even initiate," said Pasi as he announced Maud's sponsorship package in late May. Courtesy Zimbabwe Revenue Authority
Maud, standing next to Munyaradzi Madambi, the dean of students at the University of Zimbabwe, received last week a donation of a laptop by the TZU CHI Foundation. Courtesy University of Zimbabwe
The bright teenager had to study alone at home as her family couldn't afford to pay the fees required to attend formal school. She is now on her way to be Zimbabwe's youngest university graduate. Courtesy Zimbabwe Revenue Authority