Esther Okade made headlines in 2015 after a CNN report revealed that the British-Nigerian youngster was one of U.K’s youngest college freshmen, after she enrolled at the Open University, a UK-based distance learning college, in January 2015 at the age of 10 and was on top of her class. See here
Twitter account, @BlackToLive, which celebrates anything concerning black excellence, shared a photo of Esther, with a caption; “Meet Esther Okade, a 12-year-old college genius who is set to earn her PhD by 2018”.
However, Tolu Ogunlesi – Head of Digital Communication for the Nigerian President
, says he doesn’t see anything worth celebrating about this, asking what a 13-year-old would be doing with a PhD.