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Reading: Esther Okade the Nigerian-British girl who graduates from UK university at age 13, earns PhD at 16 years Old
Reading: Esther Okade the Nigerian-British girl who graduates from UK university at age 13, earns PhD at 16 years Old

Esther Okade the Nigerian-British girl who graduates from UK university at age 13, earns PhD at 16 years Old

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Meet Nigerian-British girl who graduates from UK university at age of 13, earns PhD at 16 years Old
Meet Nigerian-British girl who graduates from UK university at age of 13, earns PhD at 16 years Old

Esther Okade, a 13-year-old Nigerian-British math genius, received a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Mathematics from the UK Open University for her remarkable work.

Esther Okade, a math genius since childhood, is rumored to have begun tackling difficult problems, such as quadratic equations, at the age of three.

Esther had intended to enroll in college since she was seven years old, according to her mother Omonefe Okade.

Esther received a C in math at the GCSE level when she was six years old, which allowed her to take the A-Level math exams.

At the time, the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom invited her to study Mathematics at the institution.

However, Esther’s parents had her homeschooled and in 2015, when Esther is 10 years old, she got enrolled at Open University (a UK-based distance learning college) for a university maths course, making her the youngest undergraduate student in the UK.

A few weeks after the young Esther got enrolled at university, she got straight A’s and ultimately became the best student in her class. She described her first test as “easy” after scoring a perfect 100% grade.

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“It’s so interesting. It has the type of maths I love. It’s real maths — theories, complex numbers, all that type of stuff, it was super easy. My mum taught me in a nice way.” she told CNN.

“I want to (finish the course) in two years. Then I’m going to do my PhD in financial maths when I’m 13.

I want to have my own bank by the time I’m 15 because I like numbers and I like people and banking is a great way to help people,” she added.

At the age of 13, Esther received a Bachelor’s degree in financial mathematics, and three years later, she received a PhD in the same field from the same university.

The 16-year-old mathematics prodigy is well on her way to realizing all of her goals at such a young age after excelling in the classroom.

She has written several math textbooks for kids, including Yummy Yummy Algebra, and she and her mother Omonefe, a mathematician.

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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.