14 year-old Malawian braniac enrolled at University of Namibia

A 14-year-old Lilongwe born, Brave Chibaka, an aspiring civil engineer, has been enrolled at the University of Namibia (Unam); and, according to Namibia media reports, he is the university’s youngest student.

Brace Chibaka: Nothing really special about me

Brace Chibaka: Nothing really special about me.-Photo by Namibian Sun

News about his enrollment went abuzz with fellow students posting photos of the young braniac on social media outlets including Facebook.

Nyasa Times has learnt that Chibaka was born in the country’s capital Lilongwe where he attended early school by age four.

He completed high school last year aged only 14, and turns 15 in March.

Chibaka told the Namibian Sun that he is “following in my father’s footsteps.”

Said Chibaka: “From grade 1 I would always tell my teacher that I will become a civil engineer. So I’m on the path of accomplishing my dreams.”

Faculty of Engineering and Information member at Unam, Paulina Kashihakumwa confirmed Chibaka’s enrollment.

He said the university did not have “any age restrictions.” –Additional reporting by Fikameni Mathias, Namibian Sun.

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55 thoughts on “14 year-old Malawian braniac enrolled at University of Namibia”

  1. Mtumbuka wa Atumbuka says:

    Nzeru zakumpoto kupita nazo ku Lilongwe mpakana Namibia……umenewu ndiye Utumbuka umenewu….nzeru zokha zokha

  2. benedict says:

    thumbs up young man am proud of you boy

  3. commentator says:

    we are proud of u young boy……………………………………

  4. commentator says:

    oky

  5. Parallel Market says:

    Where is thr story here? Is this extraordinary? Malawians like wasting time on petty issues. Shame on you!!

  6. chiswabumbu says:

    Wapita asanayambe kupukusa

  7. Nansani wa chingoni says:

    Very ashamed of my fellow Malawians. Nkhani ikhale eeh Chewa…eeh Tumbuka… eeh Lomwe…!! Dziko lingatukuke choncho!!??

    Congratulations Brave Chibaka! Proud of you Malawian!

  8. judah says:

    he is chibaka not chiwaka kubaka eating alot lomwe from goliati

  9. mbani says:

    he was with my son at walani,peter pan and st johns ss this little is brainy natural one its true he is 14 its very unfortunate that he has opted for namibia coz our unima has been affected by the 577 billion cashgate

  10. Lito says:

    I know this boy, he was at Walani and wrote his std 8 exams in std 6 and that time he was 10

  11. Kadjoka says:

    U malawians u just believe anything u read, shame!!!! normally mwana amayamba xool Ali ndi zaka 4 or 5 mwana wazaka ziwiri sangayambe sukulu mpaka kukhoza.wachepa mwana @ 2 years amakhala akuphuzila za umuthu wake, if he is 14 it means he started xool @ age of 2. Coz in primary derz 8 classes in secondary its 4. 4plus 8 =12 he is 14 he spent 12 years in xool. Remaining 2!!!! Aaaaah zaboza

  12. mayo mayo says:

    Palibe nkhanitu apa. Most Malawian kids given the chance can do the same. Genius is overstated nonsense. In some places age would be a restraining factor to enter college. Mean cache. Not Genius Ohh!

  13. levelheaded says:

    One of the ultimate characteristic of gifted children(brainy kids) is having erect ears. This child tells it all that he is a genius. The posture tells as well that he is made of the finest cells.

    Am blessed with that type of a kid as well; he is running 5 but already reading and solving maths. He is catching up on the game of chase. He likes interacting with friends twice his age and always likes giving them instructions. Likes giving suggestions which are always true. He remembers what he was doing from 18 months. He can tell everyday activities as if he is just rewinding a recorded film.

    When we conceived him, I said a prayer that God should give me a boy very brilliant more than me and this is truly a Solomon born between us.

    Congrats dude. All the best in that foreign land.

  14. Zachisoni phiri says:

    DONT GET CHEATED YOU TUMBUKAS THERE BRAINY PPLE NOT LIKE YOU BECOZ OF KUKONDEREDWA BASI

  15. Lusayo says:

    Go Boy! Go Boy! Go!…. You are 14 and your scored 14 points at St Johns Secondary School – a civil engineer in the making. You’ve made us proud. No need for tribalistic nonsese talk. You are a Malawian – Period…….

  16. Tan'gatan'ga says:

    Kino ndi Quota Sytem bwenzi akulima nyemba kuMzimba.

  17. ELINA MAONJERA says:

    Olo aphunzile ntchito kulibe its the same!!!

  18. The Partriot says:

    This boy has beaten the quota system! Eya ndi mmene zizikhalira , ana athu mukawamana malo ku UNIMA apita ku Namibia ndi kumaiko ena , wanzeru ndi wanzeru basi mungayese kukhomelera!!

  19. Mtumbuka Weni Weni says:

    Widodo and company will cry because i can tell him and others that Chibakas are from Rumphi. I am from Mzokoto near Phwezi Secondary School and their village and mine are next to each other.

  20. Mtumbuka Weni Weni says:

    Widodo: You know nothing about Tumbuka. Chibaka is Tumbuka. And when they say Tumbuka, its generic for people from the North, not just Tumbuka speakers.

  21. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    This story lacks details to ascertain the boy’s age or conclude that the boy is a genius as most people are putting it here.

    . . . Since every face tells a story, the story just reaching my ears now is that the boy is wearing an at least 16 year-old face, not withstanding the 14 year-old height.
    . . . Also, though we are told that he completed high school at age 14; we are not told where he did his primary and high school studies; what position or grades he used to get in primary or how many points he scored or what grades he got on completion of high school.

    Simply put, we have not enough evidence to accept the hypothesis that the boy is 14 years old and therefore conclude that he is a genius having been enrolled at Univ of Namibia.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    This notwithstanding, mwana wa nzeru amanyadilitsa makolo and mwana opanda nzeru (zakusukulu) amalilitsa makolo and eventually amasaukitsa.

    Let it be known that although m’mimba ndi m’chipala, the probability of producing brainy kids is higher if either or both parents are brainy than if both are “brainyless” maggots.

    Thus, it should be incumbent upon everyone to make the partner’s brain power as one of the criteria for a marriage partner; for the sake of their kids and their own happiness. Marry someone who is brainy (determined by how far they had gone with their education or from their reasoning capability through interaction). You are assured that the probability of you producing brainy kids is higher than otherwise.

    You may underestimate the consequences of having ana ouma mitu but truth is; such kids are more likely to be easily manipulated by cruel men and women, infected and sad endings; besides kusautsa and kusaukitsa.
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  22. Chechamba says:

    Brave Chibaka how this be a Chewa name? His father is a tumbuka from Rumphi/Mzimba. The kid was born in Lilongwe while the dad worked there.

  23. A_G says:

    This just shows how stupid and shallow minded you are. Pali za mitundu apa? You will be shocked if you were told the guy is from the North. Do your homework properly. Get a life!!

  24. KK says:

    Kodi uja amanena kuti mwanayu si mtumbuka ndani? Euthini Secondary School komwe bambo ake amaphunzira ndi kuti? Mmensa ndi kumpoto? Poti waphunzira ku Lilongwe basi ukuona ngati ndi Mchewa? Komanso zosankhana mtunduzi zimandibowa kwambiri. Tiyeni tivomereze kuti anzathu ambwenumbwenuwa are blessed. Let’s follow suit by working hard at school. Whether Yao, Lomwe, Tonga, Sena, Tumbuka or whoever who does something wonderful will always be my Idol. I do not care where he comes from or which tribe he/she is from. To hell with you tribalistic guy. I hate you.

  25. My response to Widodo is simple and very humble. ” If you are happy that the chewa people should be proud of Brace Chibaka’s achievements while in the process you are advising Tumbukas to be ashamed – then you are making a big mistake because as Malawians we should all be proud of the boy’s achievements. He has made all Malawians proud.” Lastly it depends on how you pronounce the surname CHIBAKA – It may sound like a chewa name BUT I know the Chibakas very well – they are from the North and this one is indeed from the North only that he leaves in Lilongwe. The reporting may be misleading however the fact remains the same – as Malawians let be proud of ones achievements regardless of where one is coming from.

    It is not true that – Tumbukas are the most intelligent ones in the country – or Chewas are dull ones” Zitsilu zachitumbuka zilipo chimodzi modzi zachichewanso zilipo – Anzeru achichewa ndi atumbuka alipo.

  26. chimms says:

    Nothing strange. Very normal these days.

  27. Mtumbuka says:

    Widodo you are wrong. The chibakaz are Tumbuka also only that this boy was born in Lilongwe. Kudana ndi aTumbuka bwanji!!! Learn from them if you can not beat them

  28. WAMISALA says:

    NO CHEWA !!

    NO MNCHAWA !!

    NO MANGANJA !!

    NO NGONDE !!

    NO TUMBUKA !

    NO LOMWE !!

    NO SENA !!

    NO NYAKYUSA

    NO LAMBYA

    THE TRUTH IS # THE BOY IS
    GENIUS.

    TIDZIWALIMBIKITSA WANA XOOL
    PLEASE !!

  29. martin mwale says:

    Is Chibaka a Chewa? He must be from the north.

  30. Bennett Gonongo says:

    we are not talking about tumbuka or any other tribes .Is a malawian.Tribe has not been mentioned here.Shame on you,still on your mind about regionalism.Am from Chiladzulo but never thought at this times still talking a bout who.Congrants .God bless you more.You have made us proud.

  31. master says:

    Widodo,
    this boy is from Euthini, he was just born in Lilongwe mind u, south and central regions do not have such names, his Father is Brave chibaka from Euthini an engineer himself, get your facts right, he is a tumbuka by DNA

  32. Lloyd says:

    His Dad, Civil Engineer Brave Chibaka was my classmate at Euthini Sec School and collegemate at Poly. He used to be equally sharp and was the only reason why I never tested position 1 in secondary school.

  33. widodo says:

    Thank God, this young genius is not a Tumbuka. Akanakhala mtumbuka tikanavutika. This quashes the Tumbukas deluded perception that makes them think they are the only intelligent people in Malawi. Congratulations to you our Chewa genious, watichotsa manyazi. Atumbuka manyaze bwa???

    1. Kanthu Ako!! says:

      But he is a Tumbuka from Bwengu.

      Chiwaka is not Chewa, you have been foolled by (Chibaka) being born in Lilongwe does not mean you are from Lilongwe, you can claim citizenship, but not origin.

      If his father was at Euthini Secondary School, must be Northerner.

      Stop this rubbish about where people come from. He is only 14, mwayamba kale kumukumba and you will be wondering when his parents advise him not to come back to Malawi looking for work?

    2. Kanengo says:

      Pepa Widodo @ 21. Usazipweteke mu mtima. A china Chibaka ndi anthu oti they do not look at their ethnic background. Iwo ndi a Malawi okonda a Malawi anzawo. Dzina la chibaka pronouncement yake ndi ‘ChiWaka. Sukulu yake masiku amenewo anaphunzira ku Euthini Sec School. Ndiganiza usova nkhawa yako. Tangoza mtendere chifukwa ngakhale Chibaka akanakhala wa kumuzi kwako, sizikanakupindulila iwe pa wekha. Sichoncho. Be at peace with yourself my friend

  34. Long Dick says:

    Mai kapena bambo ake ayenela kukhala mtumbuka!

  35. Munthu says:

    Age, kodi nkuluyu ali 14, 15, kapena 34?

  36. Denguzman. says:

    All best mfana wanzeru and may the almighty god kpon guiding u to complete ur mission peacefully.

  37. Gjkknbn says:

    This is poor reporting. We want to know how he managed to finish so early. Was it because he was so brainy that they were making him jump classes or was it because anapanga za ku Malawi zopanga 6 years primary school then 4 years secondary (which would be 10 + 4 years, with which he started). Why is he enrolling in Namibia and not UNIMA where they will drag his education and make him finish at 25? Etc

  38. Manuel says:

    Nothing strange for someone in 15th year, who starts pvt primary sch. at 4,completes primary edu. at grade/std7 but often challanged wth PSLC Exams at grade6. Infact he is a year older than several others who underwent this short-cut system of education. The only thing that’s extraordinary to u is that he is frm ur home. Paja kudziimbira nthungulu too much!

  39. AMB says:

    Ndiwe munonono wamwana. Nasaalenda chomene! aaaaaaaaaaa! hhhmmm

  40. Mapenji says:

    Malawi needs a leader like Brace Chibaka , when we talk of new blood that’s the new blood we talk about , not the ung’oung’onu wa Bakili Austin Atupele .

  41. MABELU says:

    THE FUTURE OF
    OUR BEAUTIFUL MALAWI
    IS IN YOU
    GIRLS AND BOYS.

    MAY GOD GUIDE AND
    PROTECT OUR KIDS.

  42. Kahanga says:

    like father like son. I once learnt with Brave Chibaka senior..the guy was sharp. Come on Bwengu boys, Mzimba woyeee….or ati quota system komabe u find the guys from the north shining else where.

  43. Nyalapa says:

    good news. impressing.

  44. Jinack Chinula says:

    Very encouraging indeed

  45. Truck says:

    CONGRATS SON ! KEEP IT UP! NDIYE PAJA A MALAWI TILINDISANJE MUMVE MAKOMENT AKE A SANJE ADZADZE PA COLUMN IMENEYI KIKI!

  46. This is really wonderful and a call for a cerebration. Maintain: discipline, determination, and dedication. These I call 3D-A PERFECT LIAISON.

  47. Muyayi Chilufya says:

    MAY JEHOVAH GOD CONTINUE BLESSING YOUNG BRACE IN HIS EDUCATION CAREER.

  48. Jinack Chinula says:

    Pursuing higher level education at a young age is really pleasing, but it will require more dedication to work in class. This is a good example to most of our Malawian teenagers as well as adults. Let us have the results of actuall completion of the programme following the information about this enrolment.

  49. john phiri says:

    So the boy is aged 14, started primary aged 4, spent 6 or 7 or 8 years in primary school, four years in secondary school. Really genius. So 4+6+4= 14 or 4+7+4=15 or 4+8+4=16. How many years did this boy spend in primary?

  50. Jinack Chinula says:

    Come on young man. Pursuing higher level education at a good time Yes, but it will require more dedication to work hard in class. Indeed it will be a good example to most of our Malawian teenagers.

  51. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Good for him! Bola asayambe kupwala msanga!

  52. Mlomwe says:

    Timanena ife atumbuka ndi dhilu ndi anzeru koposa.Awa ndi a Chibaka(Chiwaka)

  53. mbuya says:

    paja ndi wakwithu NDE kuchemelera!

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