Meet Peter and Paula Imafidon, 9-year-old twins from London, who astounded Britain by acing the University of Cambridge's advanced math exam. The twins are making history as the youngest students to ever enter high school. At the age of 7, Peter and Paula passed the math A-Level, an exam that most students take as seniors in high school, and that many British students never pass. The Skanner News Video
The twins are the youngest members of one of the smartest families ever. Father Chris Imafidon arrived in Britain from Nigeria 30 years ago. He told reporters that his children learned to treat math as a game and became so proficient from trying to out-do one another.
He credits a program for disadvantaged urban students—the Excellence in Education program -- for his family's amazing accomplishments.
Older sister Anne-Marie, 20, passed the highest level high school computing exam, at just 13 and is studying to be a doctor at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore. Christina, 17, went to university at age 11, the youngest ever to do so. And 12-year-old Samantha also passed the hardest high school mathematics and statistics exams at age 6.
"Every child is a genius," Chris Imafidon told British reporters. "Once you identify the talent of a child and put them in the environment that will nurture that talent, then the sky is the limit."