At only 12-years-old, Elijah Muhammad Jr. is making history as the youngest Black college student in the state of Oklahoma, KFor reports.
Not only that, but Muhammad’s father, Elijah Muhammad Sr. confirmed that the preteen will also be graduating with both a high school diploma and a college degree next year.
Making Power Plays
“He’s graduating with his associate’s degree and his high school diploma at the same time, which will be next year,” said Muhammad Sr. to Atlanta Black Star.
While Muhammad Jr. might look like your average pre-teen, he is currently a high school senior at Prep One Collegiate Academy and enrolled in three courses at Oklahoma City Community College. What’s more, Prep One is a homeschool program led by his father who notes that his son is following in the footsteps of his older siblings.
“His sister just made history as the youngest graduate from Langston University and Oklahoma Community College with two associate’s degrees on the same day,” Muhammad Sr. said to Atlanta Black Star.
Shania Muhammad attended Oklahoma Community College, where she made history as the youngest student to obtain an associate degree.
New Kid On The Block
Since Muhammad Jr. isn’t your average student, he says his classmates were shocked to see someone his age in their classes.
“A bunch of them were like, ‘How old are you?’” he recalled to KFor. “Once I told them my age, they all got surprised.”
As a cybersecurity major, Muhammad Jr. is currently taking the following courses: Computer Hardware, Intro to Computer Technology, and Computer Operating Systems.