8-year-old off to university

Posted on November 6, 2005 
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He set a record by completing elementary, junior-high and high school curricula in just nine months and now is being admitted as a freshman to the Physics Department of Inha University in Incheon, west of Seoul.

With no school record to rely on for screening Yoo-geun’s qualifications, the university interviewed him in October and he surprised professors by explaining the Schroedinger equation.

Song Yoo-geun, 8, wants to build flying cars and as Korea’s youngest university student he may very well realise that dream.

Father Song Soo-jin, 46, who is against prodigy schools said: “I believe, above all, the first priority in education is to make every child happy.”

“The single most important thing in education is to find a favourable, encouraging environment for a kid – in other words, let him be,” he concluded.

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