20-Year Old Nigerian Shines At Oxford University


A Nigerian, Anne Imafidon, 20, has join the league of youngest students to receive a Combined Masters Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the prestigious Oxford University.

The Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Imafidon, an indigene of Edo State, bagged the degree from Keble College.

“Education is such an important part of young people’s lives and I want to get the message out there to the youth that learning is such a vital element in their growth.

“I also want them to understand that mathematics is essentially a game of numbers,” Imafidon said in an interview with NAN in London

Also speaking to NAN, Mr. Chris Imafidon, Anne’s father, said he was proud of his daughter adding, “every child can achieve similar feat if given the enabling tools and environment.”

NAN reports that Anne is the sibling of the twins, Peter and Paula Imafidon, who set a new world record in Mathematics and schools admission examination in the UK in 2009.

Dubbed the “Wonder Twins,” the Imafidons broke records when they passed A/AS –level mathematics papers at the age of seven.

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