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12-year-old boy becomes the youngest student of university

Adam El Rafey, a 12-year-old is the youngest child admitted to a university in United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently. 

The youngest ever matriculate, Adam El Rafey, is a freshman at the  University of Wollongong, in the UAE.

He is currently studying at the Jumeirah English Speaking School and joining a media course at the university. 

Surprisingly, Rafey has been attending primary and secondary schools simultaneously since he was in the fourth grade. He is studying advanced physics, chemistry and biology with students who are four to six years older than him.

Rafey said that people shouldn’t be assessed by their age but by their ability. 

He is also one of the youngest TEDx speakers in the world and he has talked about reforming the traditional system.

“I’m super happy that the changes are being made on the subjects that I’m most passionate about. I’m so, so excited that things are finally happening,” he said.

Future Minds Network — which is an Australian organisation — named Rafey as of the world’s top 25 young pioneers and innovators in December last year.

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