When you’re as young as nine years old, toys and playing with your friends are most probably the things that occupy your mind. When you’re at this young age, you won’t think much about the world and never worry about life. Most of the time, a nine-year-old would probably be hanging out with friends at the playground or watching cartoon shows at home. But the story of Laurent Simons is quite different because unlike most kids his age, he has already obtained a bachelor’s degree.
Laurent Simons is s nine-year-old boy from Belgium and is about to become the world’s youngest person to complete a university degree. According to reports, this young boy is presently enrolled at the Eindhoven University of Technology taking up a degree in Electrical Engineering. Simons will be graduating in December 2019 after completing the degree he took for only 9 months.
It was an extraordinary case, as a university staff described it. Laurent’s IQ is at least 145 and is now starting to plan taking up a Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering. His father revealed that the boy is also planning to take up a degree in medicine while he’s taking his Ph.D. program.
The grandparents of Simons were the first to notice his gift followed by his teachers. His parents said that they said there was something special in him and that he was like a sponge. As such, the boy was given a series of tests to establish the scope of his talents.
Laurent went to school at the age of four and was able to complete a five-year study in twelve months. His tutor, Professor Peter Baltus, said that the boy was 3x smarter than the most intelligent student that he has ever met in his entire career.
Another teacher, Professor John Wilkes revealed that when Simon was just six years old, he already had the intelligence of a sixteen-year-old. His parents try to balance between Simon’s youth and talents. He plays with his dog just like normal kids. The boy plans to take a vacation in Japan.