Maths boff, 13, earns de­gree

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A BOY has earned a first-class de­gree in maths at the age of just 13.

Wang Pok Lo stud­ied in his free time for the Open Uni­ver­sity course.

He is com­plet­ing a part­time Master’s in sta­tis­tics with med­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions at Sh­effield Uni­ver­sity, fit­ting it in around his school work.

The pupil, who at­tends school in South Queens­ferry near Ed­in­burgh, moved to Bri­tain from Hong Kong with his fam­ily in 2006.

He said: “I do en­joy do­ing maths, but it is get­ting very chal­leng­ing. It has started to get a lot more dif­fi­cult, as it has be­come more about con­cepts, which are a lot more ab­stract and it’s mostly logic and rea­son­ing.”

His teacher, Cara Prot, said: “His nat­u­ral flair for maths is in­spir­ing and we have thor­oughly en­joyed sup­port­ing him through­out his stud­ies.” – Daily Mail

Wang Pok Lo, 13, has earned a first-class de­gree in maths.

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