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Reading: 14-year-old boy bags degree in Computer Science and Engineering from US university, joins SpaceX as an Engineer
Reading: 14-year-old boy bags degree in Computer Science and Engineering from US university, joins SpaceX as an Engineer

14-year-old boy bags degree in Computer Science and Engineering from US university, joins SpaceX as an Engineer

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Festus Conteh
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In a remarkable feat, Kairan Quazi, a 14-year-old prodigy, has successfully obtained a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Santa Clara University in California, United States. Following his graduation, Quazi has been offered a prestigious position as an engineer at SpaceX, the renowned space exploration company founded by Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest individual.

Quazi’s immediate assignment at SpaceX will involve contributing to the development of satellite internet technology tailored for underserved rural areas. This exciting opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects highlights the immense potential and talent possessed by Quazi, who shared the news of his accomplishment on his Instagram page. Accompanying the announcement was an excerpt from the email he received from SpaceX, which sparked a wave of enthusiasm among his followers.

“Next stop… SpaceX!!! I accepted a position as a Software Engineer at one of the most extraordinary companies in existence! Thank you, everyone, for continuing to support me on this incredible journey,” Quazi expressed gratefully.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, Quazi has been described as an exceptionally gifted individual, almost exhibiting a level of intelligence that could be considered superhuman. His exceptional intellectual capabilities became evident at an early age when he started speaking in full sentences by the age of two and delving into complex mathematical equations by six.

Quazi’s remarkable talents often presented challenges during his school years, as his accelerated learning pace far surpassed that of his peers. He vividly described the frustration he felt while sitting through conventional classrooms that failed to cater to his intellectual needs, resulting in a sense of physical and emotional dissatisfaction.

“It was a physically painful experience for me to endure hours, months, and eventually years of existential boredom, trapped in classrooms where I couldn’t learn at the level that I required—physically, intellectually, and emotionally,” he revealed.

However, despite his exceptional achievements and accelerated educational path, Quazi was quick to reassure sceptics that his childhood was never compromised. He emphasized that his unique journey did not overshadow the normal experiences and joys of growing up.

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“For those concerned that my childhood is being sacrificed, I want to assure you that it’s simply not true,” he confidently stated.

Kairan Quazi’s extraordinary accomplishments at such a young age served as an inspiration to countless individuals, highlighting the immense potential that exists within each of us. His story exemplifies the importance of recognizing and nurturing exceptional talent, while also acknowledging the need for tailored education to accommodate the unique needs of gifted students. As Quazi embarks on his next adventure at SpaceX, the world eagerly awaits the remarkable contributions he is poised to make in the field of technology and beyond.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.