A young smart and intelligent kid, Joshua Beckford who became the youngest person to study at Oxford University at age 6, and graduated at the age of 14 from the Department of History and Philosophy is in Nigeria.
Joshua who is referred to as a genius was named as one of the most intelligent children in the world and at six, Beckford emerged the youngest person with autism to be accepted to Oxford University where he studied philosophy and history.
Joshua Beckford, a 14-year-old genius is in Nigeria and He plans to build a community secondary school in Kaura local government, Kaduna state.
Hadiza Balarabe, the deputy governor of Kaduna state, has officially received the 14-year old genius.
The whizkid is just a rarity, he is an inspiration to many, especially children who aspire to great things in life.
The young genius is in Nigeria to build a community secondary school in Kaura local government of Kaduna state. He will be working with the advocacy group to build a school in Kaura local government in the state.
Joshua Beckford is one of the most intelligent children in the world, he graduated from the prestigious Oxford University at age 14. He was diagnosed with high functioning autism.
Dr. Hadiza Balarabe @DepGovKaduna has received Joshua Beckford from UK, the youngest to enrol at Oxford University at 6 yrs. He's an intl. role model inspiring children for greatness. He's working with BMAN to build a community sec. sch. Tafan, Kaura LGA pic.twitter.com/6cCVR1WNES
— The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State (@DepGovKaduna) August 27, 2019
At 10 months old, Beckford could already read, write and understand the alphabet. By the time he turned two, he could read fluently and he could speak Japanese by the age of three. At the age of six when most kids are still learning how to read and count, Beckford was intellectually active to attend one of the best universities in the world.
His father Knox Daniel, said he first noticed his son was clever when he was sitting on his lap while on the computer.
“I started telling him what the letters on the keyboard were and I realized that he was remembering and could understand.”
In 2011, his father wanted to challenge his son, so he wrote to the university to see if he could participate in a philosophy course for bright children between the age of eight and thirteen.
They agreed, and Joshua was the youngest student ever accepted. Surprisingly, he passed with distinction.
Joshua excels at science, math, history, foreign languages, and history. He dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon and is well on his way by practicing gall bladder removals and appendectomy procedures.
“Since the age of four, I was on my dad’s laptop and it had a body simulator where I would pull out organs. I want to save the earth.
“I want to change the world and change people’s ideas to doing the right things about the earth”; he was quoted as saying.