GENEVA: A 10-year-old boy who passed a Swiss final high school maths exam for fun is taking a special course in the subject at prestigious Zurich University, the institution said yesterday.
Maximilan Janisch, whose father is a retired maths professor, is the youngest child to ever be allowed to follow such a course at the university, its president Michael Hengartner told AFP.
“He’s a very intelligent child,” Hengartner said, pointing out that the boy, whose parents are German, “understands a lot of concepts for his age”.
Gifted Janisch has already skipped three grades in primary school, but cannot officially enrol at the university since he does not have a complete high school diploma. Instead, he will follow a specialised course aimed at talented high school seniors wanting to get a leg-up on the university curriculum. AFP