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Meet Anne-Marie Imafidon, the Nigerian Who Bagged Master’s in Math at 20 from Oxford, Passed A-level at 11 Years

Anne-Marie Imafidon is one of the few geniuses Nigeria is blessed with. Born in 1990, she passed her A-level in computing at the age of 11 and became the youngest girl to ever achieve that feat.

At the age of 15, she got in for a degree programme at the University of Oxford. Imafidon currently speaks six languages.

Nine years after that, at 20, she obtained her master’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Oxford.

Ann-Marie’s father, Chris Imafidon, is from Edo state. He is an ophthalmologist.

Several years after, she worked in popular companies like HP, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, adding more colours to her already-amazing CV.

She had honorary doctorates from institutions like Kent University, Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Bristol University, and a fellowship programme at Keble College, Oxford.



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Yesterday, at work. On a panel at @accelerate.her #AHLDN with awesome women like Dr Hayaatun Silem & Elspeth Finch, hosted by @google Europe & Africa Head Matt Brittin. The topic was 'Where are all the female #engineers ?' and I had to take the opportunity to point out that #engineering is something that women want to do – it's so creative & is about solving all kinds of problems (from shoes, to food, to …everything. I guess it can't help that when you Google Image search 'female engineer' the first option to choose is 'attractive' 🙄😡. To be fair, as I pointed out on the panel, there *are* alternatives to searching on Google. Competition is a great thing. . . . . . #womeninengineering #accelerateher #ltw #ltw19 #londontechweek #womeninstem #womeninbusiness #speaker

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She is currently the co-founder of STEM, a company that has helped more than 40,000 young people across Europe to explore the world of science and the whole tech community.

She was awarded a whopping $50,000 scholarship by the global law firm called Baker Mckenzie. It should be noted that Bamisope finished from the Nigerian Law School in 2015. Afterwards, she worked with the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in Lagos where she was the head of a team that traced down a big sum N388.304 billion in London Paris Club Loan refunds.


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