Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Meet Peter and Paula Imafidon, 9-year-old twins from Waltham Forest in northeast London.These two youngest siblings of their family are about to make British history as the youngest students to ever enter high school. They astounded veteran experts of academia when they became the youngest to ever pass the University of Cambridge ’s advanced mathematics exam. That’s on top of the fact they have set world records when they passed the A/AS-level math papers.

Chris Imafidon, their father, said he’s not concerned about his youngest children’s ability to adapt to secondary school despite their tender age. “We’re delighted with the progress they have made,” he said. “Because they are twins they are always able to help and support each other.”
To Peter and Paula’s parents, this is nothing new. Chris Imafidon said he and his wife have been through this before: they have other super-gifted, overachieving children.

Peter and Paula’s sister, Anne-Marie, now 20, holds the world record as the youngest girl to pass the A-level computing, when she was just 13. She is now studying at arguably the most renowned medical school in the United States , Johns Hopkins University , in Baltimore .
Another sister, Christina, 17, is the youngest student to ever get accepted and study at an undergraduate institution at any British university at the tender age of 11.
And Samantha, now age 12, had passed two rigorous high school-level mathematics and statistics exams at the age of 6, something that her twin siblings, Peter and Paula, also did.

Chris Imafidon migrated to London from Nigeria over 30 years ago and despite his children’s jaw-dropping, history-making academic achievements, he denies there is some “genius gene” in his family,instead, he credits his children’s success to the Excellence in Education program for disadvantaged inner-city children.

“Every child is a genius,” he told British reporters. “Once you identify the talent of a child and put them in the environment that will nurture that talent, then the sky is the limit. Look at Tiger Woods or the Williams sisters [Venus and Serena] — they were nurtured. You can never rule anything out with them. The competition between the two of them makes them excel in anything they do.”

Holy spirit mother of God,i receive an excellent brain oh! chai see this small kids,they passed ADVANCED STATISTICS and me i run away from any calculation.I need to find this kids now,need to learn from them.Note to my future children:you will drink breast milk until you cant take again oh! as i hear children that drink a lot of breast milk are smarter.


Anonymous said...

part of the overall picture is we have more students interested in the liberal the expence of sciences.while its excellent to let everychild be him/herself the core effort at nation building does not lies with how many AY, fuji act, bloogers or koko master a nation have. sciences at schools should be taught more creatively to encourage career interest. if we dont do this, down the line we will blame ourselves for it.

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ, that family is blessed....not with one genius 5 geniuses. When he and his wife conceive the next batch of kids that are available are GENIUS....

Ibhade said...

aminn! *with a proud smile*..GOD would continue to bless & use them to bring Nigeria into good focus.

Analistic said...

Nigerians are smart but really seldom people will admit it :)