11/11: 11 Year Old Boy Genius

I just came across an article about an 11 year old boy from Pakistan who has completed his matriculation exams at such a young age. The article is below:

Eleven-year- old Mohammad Affan Yasin who studied at home because his poor parents could not afford to send him to school became the youngest student to pass matriculation exam last August.

His feat was recognised by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz who received him on Thursday and awarded him Rs20,000 and announced that the government would finance his education up to B.A.

The young boy from Lahore is currently doing his I Com at a college in Lahore.

Affan, born on March 3, 1995, belongs to a family with modest income. He quit school after grade III due to the family's financial problems and did his matriculation as a private student in August 2006.

Affan told the prime minister that he wished to join the armed forces when he reaches the required age. He said he devoted eight to 10 hours daily to his studies, watched cricket occasionally and had other hobbies.

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said Affan had set an example for other children that "if you really put an effort and do your best, you can achieve your goals".

The prime minister congratulated his parents on encouraging him to pursue education. "Education is the most important asset for the young generation and only education can help them meet the challenges of the future and help them participate in the development of the country," he said.

The father of the boy appreciated the government's gesture in financing his son's college education. Affan has six brothers and sisters who are all studying. His father said he was doing his best to provide education to the whole family for their better future.

I was a bit surprised as to why I hadn't already heard of this news. It is a shame that the country's media hasn't given this news the attention it deserves. I would much rather hear about such achievements by brilliant Pakistanis than some monologue about the president or the prime minister going about their job.

This is indeed a great achievement by Mohammad Affan Yasin. It seems like a long time back when I went through O Levels and this brings back memories of studying; head bent over a book and reading the same line again and again until my eyes crossed out. The lad must have worked really hard to achieve this and I am proud of him for his hard work and devotion. We need more people like Mohammad Affan who work hard and succeed where others just sit back and lament the problems in the system.

I wish Mohammad Affan great success in his life.

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I wish, my country be full of these little stars, and may they lead Pakistan towards the glories of success.
12/11 01:37:42
Yeah, there is a lot of hidden talent in Pakistan and we cannot market that talent just because of poor Media.

The fact that surprised me is that, Prime Minister is giving him scholarship till B.A !
I mean, such talents should not go for a B.A Degree esp. in Pakistan. He should be sent abroad, and if that is not possible that he should be taught at the renowned institutions of Pakistan.
No Offense intended for anyone, but B.A. is useless for such a talent !
13/11 14:49:21
I do agree wid "Areeb". I was astonished to know bout such an miracle in Pakistan but Govt Finance till BA, I am sorry to say but BA is what? Even I have seen that MBAs from renowned Institutes are getting 6k to 8k as internee. And BA I can't believe. He must be granted scholarship for At least Masters. And also Govt should think about cheap and good quality education for rest of Pakistanis.

Alhumdulillah Pakistanis are unmatched to any 1 in this world. I wish that People driving the Govt. of Pakistan would treat Pakistan as their own Home and Pakistanis as their own Family.

A lot of Good Wishes and Prays for Muhammad Affan. If I can help him in any way I will do it in my capacities.
21/11 14:21:44
Thank you all for your comments in support of Mohammad Affan.

Indeed! This has been a great achievement by the boy.

You people have raised valid points regarding the limited support by the government for this achievement but I won't expect anything more from the bureaucratic baboos sitting in the government. While we, the common Pakistanis, appreciate this achievement, the government support seems to be more for show than anything substantial.
03/12 16:10:30
Affan yasin is my little brother.if you want to contact with affan yasin the number is 03334040454 and 03324403044
13/01 20:38:52

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