10-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Becomes One of UK’s Youngest University Students

Esther Okade, from Walsall, West Midlands in the UK, has enrolled for an Open University Mathematics degree months after she passed her A-levels – and wants to study for a PhD before running her own bank. The 10-year-old home-schooled girl, who is a maths genius, has become one of the youngest students in the UK to enroll in a university.

She gained a C grade in her maths GCSE at age six, and has now joined the course which started this month. Her younger brother Isiah is already studying for his A-levels – also aged six.

Esther Okadepictured at home in Walsall with her brother Isaiah

“She is doing so well. She took a test recently and scored 100 per cent,” said Esther Okade’s mother, Omonefe, who is 37 and a Mathematician as well, and home schools Esther and Isiah. She has converted the living room of their semi-detached, three-bedroom house into a makeshift classroom.

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