Meet the Pretoria student who completed a physics degree at 17

Meet the Pretoria student who completed a physics degree at 17

- A young man, Hjalmar Rall, has bagged his first degree at the age of just 17

- The prodigy graduated with a BSc degree in Physics at Tuks

- He now plans on pursuing a honours degree before going to America

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In 2017, a then 14-year-old Hjalmar Rall moved from the Western Cape to enrol in a physics degree at the University of Pretoria.

Now, the young man has graduated with his first degree at an age that is younger than most first-year students.

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In the post, the proud dad revealed Rall secured his physics degree and now plans on pursuing his honours before making a move to the United States.

His post, which was shared on Facebook two months ago, read:

"Hjalmar Rall wrote his last exam today. Physics done and dusted at 17 years and 12 days old. The photo is the Physics class of 2019. I used to play in this pond when my mom was the librarian at TUKS in the 1960's. Next year Honours and then off to the USA.
"I am very proud of Hjalmar. We survived an armed intrusion two days before his final exams. In spite of this he will graduate with distinction."

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