Nigerian Family Is Smartest in Britain

The Imafidon children have set academic records in their country. 

Posted: 03/29/2013 12:42 PM EDT

The Imafidons are Britain's smartest family and have become international models of academic acheivement.

Dr. Chris Imafidon and Ann Imafidon came from Edo State, Nigeria, to London over 30 years ago and made no excuses in educating their five children, who have broken national records in education. All of the children have made a list of achievements that continue to grow.

“If you really want a child to learn anything, find out the best way that child learns,” says Imafidon in a story on Black America Web. “Every human being has a unique way of learning.”

Anne-Marie, 23, the eldest child, is multi-lingual. She speaks six languages and graduated from college at age 10. At 13, she was the youngest person to pass the U.K.'s A-level computing exam. She went on to attend John Hopkins University in Baltimore and got her masters degree from Oxford University, all before she turned 20 years old.

Anne-Marie's younger siblings Christina, 19, Samantha, 15, and twins Peter and Paula, 12, have followed in her footsteps.

BlackAmericaWeb reports:

Peter and Paula are Great Britain’s current highest achievers. At 9-years-old they made history as the youngest children in British history to attend high school. They are now in their third year. The children became the youngest to ever pass the University of Cambridge’s advanced mathematics exam after participating in the Excellence in Education program. They set world records when they passed the A/AS-level math papers. Peter Imafidon, who is also a 100m and 400m relay champ in London, has said that he would like to serve as Prime Minister one day and his sister Paula, a county champion in rugby, would like to teach math. Both students are musicians....

Christina is now working as an intern with the Citigroup Corporation as well as conducting research on mathematics with Oxford University. Fifteen-year-old Samantha Imafidon had passed two high school-level mathematics and statistics exams at age 6. She became the youngest girl in the U.K. to attend secondary school at the age of 9...

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