Esther Okade Is The 13-year-old British-Nigerian Math Genius You Should Know

Esther Okade is a 13-year-old British-Nigerian girl, who’s a mathematical genius achieving incredible milestones many kids her age only dream of and this year she will be receiving a Ph.D. in financial mathematics.

Esther enrolled at the Open University, a UK-based distance learning college, at only age 10 in 2015 becoming one of the world’s youngest college students. Three weeks after enrollment, she was already top of the class, receiving a perfect score on her first test, which she said was “easy”. She’s long had a love for numbers and a dream to own her own bank by the time she is fifteen because she wants to help people.

Esther, lives in Walsall, in the West Midlands with her family and has always been interested in Maths. She wrote her first Math GSCE exam, a British high school qualification, at just six, where she received a C-grade. A year later, she outdid herself and got the A-grade she wanted. Then in 2014, she scored a B-grade when she wrote the Math A-level exam, Konbini reports.

I want to (finish the course) in two years. I actually wanted to start when I was seven. But my mum was like, “you’re too young, calm down.” So 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. It’s so interesting. It has the type of maths I love. It’s real maths — theories, complex numbers, all that type of stuff. – Esther shared at the time of her Enrollment.

We can’t wait to see what Esther will achieve once she’s gotten her Ph.D.

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