Esther Okade: 10 Year-Old Genius Enrolls in College

Math genius Esther Okade problem solves at home. (Photo: Google)

Math genius Esther Okade problem solves at home. (Photo: Google)

The blogosphere is lit up over reports that a 10-year-old math prodigy, Esther Okade, has enrolled in Open University, a distance learning college, and is already the top freshman in her class. The British-Nigerian wanted to start university at the age of seven, but her mother would not allow it.

In addition to being a math genius, Okade writes books on Algebra, while her family works to open “Shakespeare Academy,” a nursery school and primary school in Nigeria’s Delta region. Check out the enterprising student below:

Read more on Okade at Time or The Grio.

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