A school is a place that everyone wants to skip in life. You need to spend 6 years in primary school, learn the basics, and move to high-school to gain more knowledge before heading out to college.
If you stay on track, you can finish everything at the age of 21 or 22, depending on the course that you went with in College or University. But a kid from Amsterdam is about to do all of that before he turns 10-years-old.
Laurent Simons, a boy from Amsterdam, completed high-school in just 18 months when he was 8-years-old, and he is now on his way to finish his degree in Electrical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology in Amsterdam.
Sjoerd Hulshof the Education director of the TUE Bachelor’s Degree, said, “Special students that have good reasons for doing so can arrange an adjusted schedule. In much the same way we help students who participate in top sport.”
Director Hulshof added, “Laurent is the fastest student we have ever had here. Not only is he hyper-intelligent but also a very sympathetic boy.”
Laurent has nearly completed his degree 9 months after he joined college.
Professor Peter Baltus, the tutor of the 9-year-old at TUE, said Laurent is 3 times smarter than the next most intelligent student he has met throughout his tutoring career.
It is reported that the boy has 145 IQ and has an amazing photographic memory.
Laurent said he wants to change the world of cardiac surgery because his grandparents are having heart-related problems.
Unlike other kids who love games and playing with toys, Laurent loves to study math and science.
Laurent is looking forward to getting into a Ph.D. program in electrical engineering while studying for a medicine degree.
The 9-year-old boy is likely to get 3 serious education certificates before he can legally drive a vehicle in Amsterdam.
Laurent says he wants to go to California for his next educational journey, but his father has other plans in mind.
The father of the 9-year-old boy said he wants his son to go to Oxford in the United Kingdom.
John Wilkes, a Switzerland-based professor, said he recommends Laurent to take his talents to Oxford.
Professor Wilkes has taught Laurent when he was just 6-years-old, he said, “I really would recommend Oxford for him.”
The professor added, “He would develop somewhere the environment is about learning rather than being taught. For someone like Laurent that is ideal.”
Laurent is on his way to graduate from TUE in December 2019.
Laurent is also on his way to become the world’s youngest university graduate.