The Smartest Family in Britain today, is an African family.
35 years ago, Professor Imafidon migrated from Nigeria to Great Britain with his family. He is an international scholar and education consultant who works for the government and coaches students at various academic levels with the use of mobile and web technology.
One of the most notable achievements of the Imafidon family is that of twin siblings, Paula and Peter Imafidon. At the young age of eight, they set a joint world record by passing an A/AS-level examination in mathematics. A year later, they took and passed the University of Cambridge’s Advanced Mathematics (FAM) paper, making them the youngest students ever to pass the examination.
History was made once again when, at the age of nine, the twin siblings became the youngest British children in history to attend high school. Peter, an accomplished athlete, is a 100m and 400m relay champion in London and hopes to one day serve as Prime Minister. Paula, a county champion in rugby, has a passion for teaching math.
But the Imafidon family is not just about the twin siblings. They also have an older genius sibling, Anne-Marie Imafidon, who obtained her Master’s Degree from Oxford University at the age of 17. Anne-Marie was also the youngest person to pass the A-level computing exam and was called a “serial world record breaker” in the September 2011 edition of “Higher Education Digest.” Anne-Marie is currently the Co-founder and CEO of Stemettes, an organization that has helped 40,000 girls realize their STEM potential. In 2016, she launched her own STEM resources app which is used by thousands of “Stemillion” school club members, and also co-founded the world’s first tech incubator for teenage girls – ‘Outbox Incubator’.
Another remarkable sibling, Christiana Imafidon, was honoured by the Minister of State for E-commerce as one of the youngest girls ever to receive a mathematics award at the age of nine. Christiana went on to write a book to help her friends struggling with Maths called Manual’. At the age of 11, she made history as the youngest student to attend a British university – the United Kingdom University. She earned a government scholarship to study at the undergraduate level and subsequently, she received eight scholarships to the top schools in the country. Christiana is an International Speaker and has been named the Most Influential Woman in Financial Technology.
Last but not least is Samantha Imafidon, the sibling who mentored the twins to pass their own math secondary school test. She had passed two high school-level mathematics and statistics exams at age 6. She became the youngest girl in the UK to attend secondary school at the age of 9. She is a gold level champion in the 100m and 200m relays.
The Imafidons have been used as a model to improve scholarship in Europe and Asia. Dr. Imafidon is certain that anyone can achieve what he has achieved with his family through a specific model for education.
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