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9-year-old boy to graduate with bachelor's degree from university

by VTV423 November 2019 Last updated at 09:00 AM

VTV.vn - With an IQ of 145, a 9-year-old Belgian boy is about to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest person in the world to graduate from university.

Laurent Simons is currently in the final stage of completing his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), Netherlands. He previously completed what was worth five years of study in a matter of 12 months.

"Laurent is the fastest student we have ever had here. Not only is he hyper-intelligent, but also a very sympathetic boy. Simply extraordinary,” the education director of TUE’s bachelor’s program in electrical engineering, Sjoerd Hulshof, said as quoted by CNN.

After receiving a university diploma, Laurent has plans to apply to a doctorate program. Simons' parents said that Simons is a carefree boy. He is happy and loves to hang out with his friends. His parents don't pressure him. Simons is free to choose his career and pursue his dreams.

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