Black Teenager Makes History Crossing Stage As College Graduate With 4 Diplomas At 13

Black Teenager Makes History Crossing Stage As College Graduate With 4 Diplomas At 13

  • Elijah Muhammad, an Oklahoma teen in the US, has become the youngest African-American college graduate
  • The 13-year-old recently walked across the stage to receive a computer science and cybersecurity degree
  • Speaking to, his father, Elijah Muhammad senior, said his son was inspired by his elder sister, who graduated from college at 14

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Black excellence! A teenager named Elijah Muhammad has made history as the youngest African-American to graduate college with a Computer Science and Cybersecurity degree.

He imprinted his name in the sands of time when he walked across the stage to graduate from college at the age of 13.

Elijah becomes fully aware of the milestone

Speaking about the accomplishment, Elijah admitted that he did not fully understand the full impact of his achievement until his dad explained it to him.

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Photos of Elijah Muhammad.
Elijah Muhammad, the youngest African-American college graduate with 4 diplomas at 13. Photo credit: Action News.
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"He was like 'You're doing this; you're the youngest ever to do it,'" Elijah said, according to Action News.

Elijah is proud of his work and has completed more than just the diplomas.

"I have 10 IBM certifications, one Google IT certification and four Oklahoma City Community College diplomas," he said, in a report by AfroTech.

Elijah's parents express excitement

The teenager's family beamed with pride over his milestones and future. His mother admitted that Elijah is the most intelligent person she knows.

''I've never seen anyone like him," said Atashia Muhammad, Elijah's mother.

The teen's father is equally delighted about his boy's history-making accomplishment. He believes that whatever a person puts their mind to, they can do it.

Elijah Muhammad senior, his father, told that his son was inspired by his elder sister, who made history when she graduated from college at 14.

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''He's always been the tech guy in the family. So when he saw his sister do her thing in education and graduated at 14, he was inspired, and it was something that he wanted to do as well. His college journey started at 12, and he graduated with four college degrees.

''... now, we want to further his experience and many certifications to work in his field freely,'' he told

Watch the video of Elijah walking across the stage below:

Black girl becomes the youngest student to earn a bachelor's degree from Langston University at 15

Still on education, reported that Elijah's older sister graduated from college at 15.

After making history as the youngest student to obtain an associate degree from Langston University in the US, Shania Muhammad has now bagged a bachelor's degree.

Before her recent accomplishment, the 15-year-old had inked her name in the history books of Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) with another associate degree.

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Ghanaian boy accepted into PRESEC-Legon

In a previous story, reported that Lydia Ofei, a resident of Suhum in the Eastern Region, wept when her son gained acceptance into Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, Legon (PRESEC-Legon).

PRESEC-Legon is regarded as one of the best schools in Ghana and many parents are overjoyed when their sons gain admission to the institution.

Due to financial constraints, Ofei, a single parent of five who works as an attendant in a nursery school in Suhum, advised her 16-year-old son to enrol as a day student in one of Suhum's three SHSs.

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