An Ivorian enters Facebook, and this is Mohamed Hassan Kané, a student at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who is an intern at Facebook.


If he was able to distinguish himself among the best in his promotion to the point of winning the entry key to the social media giant, it is thanks to his great and remarkable performance. He was also the first at the Houston math competition.

According to, Hassan Kané obtained his scientific baccalaureate at 17 with 18.26 / 20. This excellence earned him the congratulations of the Jury. He also successfully passed the entrance tests at six renowned American universities. Two years ago, he joined the prestigious Massachusetts school, which saw prominent figures such as the Ghanaian pass through it. Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general and Frederick Terman, famous founder of Silicon Valley.


A journey of champion that begins in Abidjan where Mohamed does all his studies until first class.


Her mother, Mrs. Brigitte Kane, pharmacist by condition, remembers the surprising reactions of her boy already in his infancy, then of his early maturity later in college.

Very ambitious, from the start of the second cycle, at Blaise Pascal High School, Hassan learned about the world hierarchy of engineering schools. Two years later, with the support of his parents, he joined the prestigious international AWTY high school in Houston where he studied practically 14 hours a day, to upgrade, then fly over the debates by winning the palm of the most admired pupil of the final year. And this, to the delight of his parents who take legitimate pride in it.

Especially since little Mohamed, the only boy and youngest of four siblings, does no less than his admirable older sisters, all of whom hold a Bac + 5 minimum.

In fact, at MIT, the adolescent does not take long to adapt and considerably enrich his field of computer knowledge to the point where today, at 20, a world promise for this discipline.


And to add an extra layer to his talent, Hassan Kané, at the end of the first year, at MIT, landed without difficulty, an internship at Facebook, the world leader in social networks. An experience that he will repeat the following year.

And when we question our young champion on the new global challenges of IT, he teaches on intelligent objects and shows great lucidity, he advises to adapt technological progress to local realities in order to draw the better profit because, he notes, all that is allowed is not necessarily useful as taught so well by the way, the book of Corinthians. A fervent Muslim, the aptly named Mohamed admits that God has a lot to do with his victorious obstacle course.


A divine grace which avoided two serious dangers to Hassan. Painful events that the adolescent still remembers.


These include an illness that nearly won in CM2 and the painful post-election crisis of 2010 in Abidjan.


So Mohamed gives a prominent place to the family unit which for him remains the foundation.


Mohamed Kane is only devoted to studies and computer science. He is also concerned with the social condition of his country and his continent.

To all those who would like to be inspired by his example, Hassan advises ambition, sustained attention to the courses and personal research.


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