She spends her spare time in a similar way to many other 10-year-old girls: playing with Barbie dolls. However, Esther Okade is different from other kids mostly because she’s one of the world’s youngest college students. Three weeks ago, Esther enrolled in a mathematics class at the UK’s Open University.
Esther wants to eventually study for a PhD before running her own bank.
Okade previously made headlines at the BBC back in 2010, when she was 6-years old, for receiving a C grade in her math GCSE, a test normally taken by 14 to 16-year-olds in England. Esther’s younger brother Isiah, 6, is studying for his A-level GCSE.
At the time, Esther’s father said that they had noticed her “knack for numbers” when she was only 3-years-old.
The siblings are both home-schooled by their mother Omonefe, who has converted the living room of their semi-detached, three-bedroom house into a makeshift classroom.