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Kensington, UK – Queen Elizabeth II of England has honoured Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, a child prodigy of Nigerian extraction, in the 2017 British honour list that will be released in the new year. According Daily Express Newspaper. Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, becomes the youngest Scientist to get this award since 1890 over her contribution to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
UK Daily Mail reported that Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon a Computer Engineer, completed her GCSE at the age of 10 and a double Masters degree in Oxford University at 17. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says “Congratulations to all those receiving honours today. It's great so many from different walks of life are getting recognition”. Other recipients included world number one Tennis player, Andy Murray.
Dr Imafidon, says “I'm ecstatic beyond words. This is Divine, simply God-sent. Nobody would have expected this when my journey started with mathematical and science games at EIE (www.ExcellenceinEducation.org.uk) program a few years ago. This program equipped me with the unique pedagogical techniques which makes learning fun and it is radically different from conventional school. It helps anyone tackle educational and even professional challenges with ease”.
She is a pioneering alumna of the multi-record breaking institution, the Excellence in Education program, Dr Imafidon has just been featured in the world’s first permanent public exhibition of mathematics which opened days ago in London.
Dr Imafidon is the eldest child of what is also known as the world’s most mathematical family and visitors were simply enthralled watching her explain the mathematical principles behind computer security at the prestigious British museum.
The head of the family, Chris Imafidon and his wife, Ann, relocated from Nigeria to Britain almost 40 years ago but their achievements along with those of their high-achieving children, have turned them into notable celebrities.
Dr. Anne-Marie was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing at just 13 and she won a British Government scholarship to undertake undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.
23-year old Christiana also became the youngest schoolgirl ever to study at undergraduate level in any British University at the age of 11 while Samantha passed two GCSEs in mathematics and statistics at the age of six and mentored the set of twins that follow her into passing their own maths GCSE when they were six years old.
The twins, Peter and Paula Imafidon, who reside in Waltham Forest in northeast London along with their parents, were nicknamed “the Wonder Twins” while media outlets also branded them “Great Britain’s highest achievers”.
The children became the youngest to ever pass the University of Cambridge’s advanced mathematics exam after participating in the Excellence in Education program. They set world records when they passed the A/AS-level math papers.
Then, Peter Imafidon, who is also a 100m and 400m relay champ in London, said that he would like to serve as Prime Minister one day while Paula, his sister, equally a county champion in rugby, said she would like to teach math when she grows up. Another fascinating fact is that both are very involved in music which they also take very seriously.
Their parents, Professor Chris and Ann Imafidon, raised they raised the children with a guided discipline. Labelled a “serial world record breaker” in the September 2011 edition of “Higher Education Digest,” Dr Anne-Marie said she believes in mentoring children to help them succeed and is involved in the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program to help fulfill the need for math and science female leaders and she was seen by visitors to the famous British museum explaining the mathematical principles behind computer security and Archivists and Historians expect to her exhibition to be around for 4,000 years.
According to Dr Imafidon, who founded stemettes.org, “Britain is a country that has produced more Nobel scientists than any other country per population, therefore, the new spectacular mathematics gallery will entice the next generation of boys and particularly girls, into scientific exploration.”
Himself a world renowned expert and government adviser, Professor Chris Imafidon, said: “When it comes to Mathematics, every child is a genius, if the subject and indeed every subject is learned with appropriate tools, techniques and technology. My children and students’ achievements in elarning come from nurturing their passion, and pure gamification of every concept.