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British-Nigerian Boy Joshua Beckford Named Among Smartest Kids on Earth

Joshua Beckford, a British-Nigerian boy, is regarded as one of the smartest kids on earth.

At age 6, the brilliant boy broke a record by becoming the youngest student ever to be admitted to Oxford University, UK.

The child genius was granted admission to study Philosophy and History at the university. Noted to be a genius and one of the world’s most brilliant minds

Joshua’s father, Knox Daniel, witnessed Joshua master the computer keyboard just by sitting next to him and realised he was no ordinary boy.

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Despite being autistic, the young lad could read with ease and speak Japanese at only two years of age.

By the time Joshua was four, he could play with his laptop and pull out body organs using a simulator.

Completely blown away by his son’s intellect, Knox knew a standard curriculum wouldn’t do him any good. Knox had him homeschooled due to his advanced capacities.

Knox Daniel wrote to Oxford University, asking that his son be enrolled in a Philosophy course for children between the ages of eight to thirteen.

At 6, he was accepted to study Philosophy and History at Oxford and became the youngest student to be admitted.

He graduated with distinctions in both courses at age 14.

Joshua declared that he wanted to change society and alter people’s perceptions of how to treat planet earth.

While speaking to HowAfrica, Joshua said, “I want to change the world and the way people think about taking care of the earth.”

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Talented Nigerian Boy Builds Mobile ATM, Withdraws Money From It

Meanwhile, a talented Nigerian boy made headlines after developing a functional mobile automated teller machine (ATM).

In a viral video shared on Instagram by Instablog9ja, the young boy was surrounded by a large crowd as he operated the machine.

He demonstrated how money could be withdrawn from the machine he built by simply pushing some buttons.