Meet 10 Year Old Girl Enrolled At Open University
A 10 year old Nigerian girl who lives with her parents at Walsall, West Midlands, UK has enrolled in an Open University months after she passed her A Levels.
Esther Okade who spends her free time in a similar way with other girls of her age but has accepted to study for a university maths degree, despite not going to school also confessed that she wants to study for a PHD before running her own bank and becoming a millionaire.
Esther gained a a C grade in her maths GCSE when she was only 6 years old. However, she is not the only gifted child in her family as her 6 year old brother Isaiah is already studying for his A-levels too.
Both siblings are home schooled by their mother Omonefe who is a mathematician in their living room converted make shift classroom.
In her own words, “Esther is doing so well. She took a test recently and scored 100 per cent. Applying to the university was an interesting process because of her age. We even had to talk to the vice-chancellor.
After they interviewed her they realized that this has been her idea from the beginning. From the age of seven Esther has always wanted to go to the University. I was afraid it was too soon.but then,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. By the time she was four I had taught her the alphabet, her numbers, and how to add, subtract, multiply and division.
I saw that she loved patterns so developed a way of using that to teach her new things. I thought I would try her with algebra, and she loved it more than anything.”
The proud mother revealed her daughter’s excitement when she was accepted by the university and further stated that she will be studying for her degree at home so that she can enjoy her childhood and still achieve her dreams.
Esther’s father full of emotions said “I cannot tell you how happy and proud I am as a father. The desire of every parent is to see their children exceed them, and take the family name to great heights, and my children have done just that.”