Sunday, November 11, 2007

Seven-year-old Singaporean boy seeks place in university

The parents of a seven-year-old science prodigy have begun a world-wide search for a university place for their child. With the warning that "a great mind could be lost” if he is not offered the chance to pursue his studies at degree level.
Ainan Celeste Cawley, the son of a British father and a Singaporean mother, passed his O-level chemistry in Singapore at the age of 6 and is studying for an A level in the same subject.
The case of the child genius, whose parents claim that he could walk at six months and construct complex sentences by his first birthday, has provoked both curiosity and concern. Experts believe that the lack of a normal childhood can do irreparable long-term psychological damage More here.

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