A 9 years old boy named Siju Olawepo, a primary 5 pupil of Carol School in Lagos has been discovered to be a genius that the wold is about to be aware of and celebrate for his rare talent.
Siju was first discovered by his ICT teacher before his parents got to know of his talent of being able to tell the day of the week of any year without checking the calendar.
It will not be wrong to say that Siju is a genius and is on his way to becoming a star.
His parents were not aware of his talent until it was brought to their notice by the school.
Upon the discovery of Siju’s talent, the school had set up a special curriculum for him, which allows him to work at hid own pace.
Speaking on Siju’s talent, Carol Akintunji, the school proprietress, said: “The rate of reasoning, you cannot fathom it. All the dates are listed for him, he didn’t miss out any.”
The Head of the school, Bola Adeaga, also speaking on Siju’s rare talent, 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 burden 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.”