10-Year-Old Esther Okade Is One Of The U.K.’s Youngest University Students
She’s smarter than you.
She’s a big fan of Disney’s Frozen, and loves playing with her dolls.
But Esther Okade is also a university undergraduate after starting a degree at the age of ten.
Esther, one of the UK’s youngest university students, is studying for a maths degree with the Open University.
She enrolled three weeks ago and is already top of the class, scoring 100 per cent on a recent test.
Esther, from Walsall, in the West Midlands, isn’t the only member of her family with a talent for numbers – her six-year-old brother Isaiah is already taking an A-level in maths.
Beautiful black brains in this family.
Her mother, Efe, said applying to the university was “an interesting process because of her age.”
She said: “We even had to talk to the Vice Chancellor.
“After they interviewed her they realised that this has been her idea from the beginning.
“From the age of seven Esther has wanted to go to university.
“But I was afraid it was too soon. “She would say, ‘Mum, when am I starting?’, and go on and on and on.
“Finally, after three years she told me, ‘Mum I think it is about time I started university now.”
Esther applied in August, and after a phone interview, an essay and a maths exam, she finally got the news in December that she had been accepted onto the course.
“She was flying,” said Efe. “She was so happy.”
“She is doing so well. She took a test recently and scored 100 per cent.
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