- Siju Olawepo is a genius that the world is about to be aware of and celebrate for his rare talent
- The nine-year-old boy is a Grade 5 pupil in Lagos
- Siju was first discovered by his ICT teacher before his parents got to know about his intellectual ability
There are geniuses around the world who do awe-inspiring things that leave people wondering the planet they must have come from.
This is the story of a nine-year-old primary five pupil of Carol School in Lagos, Siju Olawepo, who is able to tell the day of the week of any year without checking the calendar.
Briefly.co.za learnt that it will not be out of place to say Siju is a genius and a boy who definitely will do great things. The boy was discovered by an ICT teacher in the school, and he is on his way to becoming a star.
His parents did not know he had this rare talent until the ICT teacher noticed it in him. Since Siju's discovery, his school has set up a special curriculum for him, allowing him to work at his own pace.
Speaking of Siju's talent, the school proprietress, Carol Akintunji, said: "The rate of reasoning, you cannot fathom it. All the dates are listed for him, he didn't miss out any."
Also speaking about Siju's rare talent, head, Carol School, Bola Adeaga, said: "It was shocking, and we kept drilling him. And we were just looking at him - I couldn't comprehend it. I had to pick up my phone to call the parents to say 'Wow do you know you have an angel?' And they were quite amazed too, they didn't know."
Siju's father, Wale Olawepo, said they did not know Siju had the rare talent until the school called to inform them.
He said: "We have always known him to do this calendar writing at home, and he's burdened everybody with it. In fact, we will just leave him to do his thing. What we did not know is that he could actually match the day with the date."
When asked how he knows all of this, Siju said: "I just know it."
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