A 12-year-old boy from Oklahoma City recently became the youngest black college student in Oklahoma history, Southern Living reported.
Elijah Muhammad Jr. started his first year at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) last month, enrolling in three classes as part of his cyber security major. At the same time, Elijah Jr. is homeschooled as a high school senior.
Next year, he will be graduating with an associate's degree and a high school diploma.
His father, Elijah Muhammad Sr., said he recognized his son’s gifts very early on.
"He was very attentive, and there were things I noticed from when he was two years old that were just different, and I was like it's time to cultivate this," Elijah Sr. said.
Elijah Jr. is one of two prodigies in the family, with his sister, Shania, formerly being the youngest person to enroll at OCCC, at age 13, and being the youngest to graduate, at age 14.