10-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Gains Admission Into The University To Study Mathematics (PHOTOS)

10-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Gains Admission Into The University To Study Mathematics (PHOTOS)

By Joy Abobi | News Reporter on February 27, 2015
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Esther Okade

Almost everyone is scared of fractions, decimals and totally freaked out by percentages when it comes to learning or studying mathematics.

It’s a different experience for this maths genius, Esther Okade from Walsall, in England. She loves nothing more than studying mathematics and has made her to be one of the United Kingdom’s youngest university students, having accepted enrollment with the Open University, for a math degree.

The 10-year-old applied in August 2014, and after going through a rigorous phone interview, an essay, and a math exam, she received word in December that she had been accepted into the University.

With her admission only three weeks old, the youngster is already at the top of her class having scored 100 percent in a recent test.

Esther Okade- youngest UK mathematics undergraduate at the age of 10 (Photo Credit: Mail Online)
Esther Okade- youngest UK mathematics undergraduate at the age of 10 (Photo Credit: Mail Online)

She’s not the only member of her family with a talent for numbers, her six-year-old brother Isaiah Okade, is already taking an A-level in maths.

Esther and her brother Isaiah Okade (Photo Credit: Mail Online)
Esther and her brother Isaiah Okade (Photo Credit: Mail Online)

During an interview session her mother, Efe Okade who is also a mathematician, she revealed that her daughter had wanted to go to a university since the age of seven.

She said, “From the age of seven Esther has wanted to go to university

She continued, “Applying to the university was an interesting process because of her age. We even had to talk to the Vice Chancellor.” Upon interviewing the prepubescent prodigy, the headmasters of the university realized that the notion of coming to university was “her idea from the beginning.”

 

Esther and her Mother, Efe Okade (Photo Credit: Mail Online)
Esther and her Mother, Efe Okade (Photo Credit: Mail Online)

 

Esther Okade (Photo Credit: Mail Online)
Esther Okade (Photo Credit: Mail Online)

She recently took a test and scored 100 percent on it. “Esther talks about running her own bank one day,” added Mrs Okade.

“She has a lot of plans, and talks a lot about finances. She says she wants to be a millionaire.” Her younger brother,Isaiah, is looking to follow in his sister’s path, as he is learning calculus and advanced algebra. “Even when he was in my tummy Esther was already teaching him.”

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