Douala: 10-year old stuns public as he goes to sit in for Probatoire

A mesmerised public did not believe their eyes when they saw young Essombe Mabingo Mbonjo Jean Pierre, whom according to standards, is supposed to be in class six, present himself at Lycee Bilingue de Deido, as a probatoire candidate. He did not actually miss his way, as he was a legal and authorised candidate.

When approached after they had finished with their first session which started on 20 June 2017, he said that, they had just taken French and that the questions were moderate, so he at least hopes to make it in that subject.

The kid’s parents explained that, Essombe who was born prematurely, was already able to recite the multiplication timetable at the age of three. They further related that, after noticing what was happening, they didn’t see any reason why they should keep him home. So he was sent to school and by the age of 5, he was already a holder of the CEP(First School Leaving Certificate). He was about to sit in for BEPC(form four) at the age of 8, but the school administration was complicating the situation, saying he was too young. Nevertheless in the end he was allowed to sit in for the exam.

He emerged successful and headed for secondary Education, where he did not let anything disturb him from pursuing his studies. Observers say that, once he gets home from school and takes a rest, he picks up his books to read. As he is reading, he is doing research on the internet. In his class, they call him “Pythagoras” because of his prowess in Mathematics.

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