Belgian 8-year-old genius set to begin university education

An eight-year-old boy is gearing up to start university after it only took him a year and a half to complete school.

Laurent Simons, from Belgium, has an IQ of 145 and reportedly collected his high diploma with a class of 18-year-olds.

A ‘genius’ score is considered to be around 140.

His high school education should have taken him six years to complete
but now after just 18 months, he will have a two-month holiday before enrolling at his university.

Laurent said he had considered becoming a surgeon and an astronaut but was now thinking about going into computers, reports the BBC.
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The little boy told Belgium’s RTBF radio that his favourite subject was maths ‘because it’s so vast, there’s statistics, geometry, algebra’.

Laurent’s father said when his son was younger he had struggled to play with other children when he was younger and had never been very interested in toys.

He added: ‘If he decided tomorrow to become a carpenter, that would not be a problem for us, as long as he is happy.’


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