Esther Okade Ph.D Before age 15

When you were six years old, what were your thoughts?

Esther Okade, a young Nigerian girl who plans to bag her Ph.D. before age 15 is beyond talented.


Esther was home-schooled by her mother Efe Okade from the age of three when her mother noticed her love for numbers. The Genius in every child is something that must not be taken for granted.

At age six, most kids would rather play with toys and watch their favorite cartoons, not so for this young smart and bright kid, Esther Okade sat for her GCSE, an exam generally taken by kids between 14-16 and had a C. A year later she outdid her self and got an A grade she wanted.


In 2015, at age 10, Okade enrolled into an open university (UK-based distance learning college) for a university Maths course and made straight A’s, top of her class and youngest undergraduate student in the country.
She told CNN that her mum taught her in a nice way and it was very easy to understand the theories and complex numbers. She wrote a math series workbook for kids titled ‘Yummy Yummy Algebra’ and wants to have her Ph.D. in Financial maths at age 13 plus own a bank at age 15 because she likes numbers and people and banking is a great way to help people.

She said “I want to (finish the course) in two years. Then 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.”

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