Thomas Owusu is just a class 5 pupil of the Bokabo D/A Primary School at Sefwi Bokabo, in the Bodi District of the Western region of Ghana.
However, despite his relatively young age, he is a boy who appears destined for greatness with the kind of skill he boasts. The 15-year-old became an internet sensation with his innovation.
A photo of the wooden electricity powered standing fan made of wood went viral on social media.
Pictures of his works were originally posted on social media by his teacher Max Owusu and the post has since been shared over 2900 times, creating huge buzz around the prodigy.
In a Facebook post, Mr. Owusu shared some pictures of young Thomas holding his specially invented fan, describing his student as a “genius”. Beneath the photo, he wrote: “See this young but creative electrical engineer at my school who designed a wooden stand fan that can be operated electronically. I believe in a future that is realized today not tomorrow.”
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