Elijah Muhammad Jr., an exceptional 12-year-old boy, made history by gaining admission to Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC). He became the youngest black college student in Oklahoma’s history.
Elijah shared in a video that he is set to earn a degree in Cybersecurity upon graduation. His father, Muhammad Sr., revealed that his son will be receiving both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree from the institution next year.
Elijah’s admission to the university at such a young age surprised many of his classmates, who couldn’t believe they had a peer who was only 12 years old.
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Despite his age, the smart kid is already on his way to becoming a Computer Scientist, with a keen interest in Cybersecurity. He is currently taking courses in Computer Hardware, Computer Technology, and Computer Operating Systems.
Elijah’s achievement is remarkable, and he has a bright future ahead of him as he sets his sights on making a positive impact in the field of technology.
His story is a testament to the fact that age is not a barrier to achieving one’s goals, and with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.
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96-year-old woman breaks record for 100% grade from US college
In other news, Violet Edwards, a 96-year-old woman, broke the record for being the oldest African American woman to earn a degree.
In addition, Violet Edwards was the fifth-oldest college graduate in the world and the oldest individual in Florida to get a degree.
She was the youngest child in her family and was born in Jamaica in 1925. She was a brilliant student and a voracious reader when she was a young girl.