Meet 10-Year-Old Math Genius Esther Okade, Already Enrolled In University

Esther Okade (Photo: The Daily Mail)
Esther Okade (Photo: The Daily Mail)

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.

Esther Okade and her mother, Omonefe Okade (Photo: The Daily Mail)
Esther Okade and her mother, Omonefe Okade (Photo: The Daily Mail)

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.

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