Browsing Tag

prodigy

5 posts

12-year-old math and music prodigy in Singapore is already taking up 2 college degrees

  • Nathanael Koh, 12, of Singapore, has caught national attention for pursuing two bachelor’s degrees in separate institutions simultaneously.
  • The academic prodigy, who started primary school at age 3, is now a first-year math student at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury and a final-year music composition student at the Australian Guild of Music Education.
  • At age 1, Nathanael was diagnosed with global developmental delay, which slows certain childhood milestones such as crawling and speech.
  • As a homeschooled student, Nathanael also faces the challenge of social isolation, which he currently makes up for through his YouTube channel.
  • Outside of school, Nathanael serves as a composer-in-residence at Singapore’s Kids’ Philharmonic Orchestra.

A 12-year-old boy in Singapore has been featured on local media for taking two bachelor’s degrees in separate institutions at the same time.

Nathanael Koh, who started primary school at age 3, is now a first-year math student at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury, and a final-year music composition student at the Australian Guild of Music Education (AGME). He is homeschooled in both programs.