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11-Year-Old Ramarni Wilfred Joins Mensa; Has Higher IQ Than Einstein

wilfred einsteinCould you beat Einstein or Stephen Hawking in a pub quiz? Probably not, but one 11-year-old boy could probably give them a run for their money.

Ramarni Wilfred, of Loom Grove, Romford, England, took a Mensa test and has been told he has a higher IQ level than Steven Hawking, Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein.

He said: “I can’t begin to compare myself to these great men whose hard work clearly proves that they are true geniuses.

“Who knows? Perhaps my ‘true genius’ moment will come when I grow up, but for now I am just proud of myself and happy that my mum and sister are proud of me too.”

Ramarni, his mother and older sister moved to Romford two years ago, but it was a lot earlier that his mother Anthea started to realize there was something a little special about her son.

Anthea, 37, said: “By the time he was 3 he could read and writ,e and from 18 months we discussed the news and his favorite book was an encyclopedia.”

Ramarni was part of the gifted and talented program, a scheme to develop the abilities of more able pupils, as well as the Brilliant Club, a program for those aged 10-16 who come from less privileged backgrounds, held at St Anthony’s Primary School, in Upton Avenue, Forest Gate.

After being invited to a graduation ceremony at Oxford University after writing an essay awarded a 2:1, he was then invited to take an IQ test at Birbeck University.

But it was to his surprise, he was given an IQ of 162, placing him in the top 1 percent in the U.K. Ramarni said: “I was surprised and very happy when I read the results of my IQ test as I didn’t feel very confident ­after completing the test.

“I was the youngest person there and some people looked in their 40s.”

Mensa’s chief executive, John Stevenage, said: “Ramarni’s score shows he has great potential and we are pleased to welcome him to Mensa.

“We hope he will enjoy being part of the society and interacting with fellow members.”

As a member, Ramarni will now be invited to exclusive events and will be able to mix with people of his own age with the same interests as himself.

He added: “I don’t really see having a high IQ as a big deal, but I do feel very privileged to be invited to join Mensa and can’t wait to ­attend some of the events.”

Source: rumfordrecorder.co.uk

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27 thoughts on “11-Year-Old Ramarni Wilfred Joins Mensa; Has Higher IQ Than Einstein

  1. You must be the proudest mother right now! Good Job to you and CONGRATS to your son! WOW!!!!! AMAZING!

  2. Eskil Jonsson says:

    Good for him. Although what matters most are motivations and passions. IQ is just a number that almost never predetermines success. Creativity e.g. is not taken into any considerable account which is essential in many science topics.

  3. Sunnah Ammar Mukarrib says:

    Great job Ramarni…keep up the good work

  4. Barbara Collins says:

    I am very proud of you, I wish the very best in all you do.xxx

  5. Dylan Greenberg says:

    Congratulations to you, your son, and your family!!

  6. Jenny Rietta says:

    I hope he has a very successful journey. He is also very humble.

  7. Abe Abdullah says:

    I hope he will discover some new scientific theories such as, white people are alien who come to earth to dominate.

  8. Go back where you c came from if you don't like white people. White is not a race of people. Irish, German, English, etc. Are white.

  9. May God lead and guide him for this country's sake!

  10. Ken Wright says:

    Abe Abdullah Cant wait to put you back in the dark ages.

  11. Nia Glasco says:

    Lynn Parker Byrom you're a fucking moron for saying that.

  12. Thankful this child was in a place that allowed his talent to shine. I just wonder how many children in the U.S.A. that look like him and talented like him are placed in places that encourage them to be normal and end up in institutions that force them to be average.

  13. That is an interesting comment, Charles. Ramarni is currently in a state school that is very ill equipped to educate him at the level he requires to really develop and thrive. I have always had my own enrichment programme for him. Nothing heavy; just fun things like fossil hunting, museum visits, cultural theatre trips. Anything to expand his mind, keep him asking questions and seeking answers, and feed his thirst for knowledge. It was in an attempt to broaden this enrichment programme that Ramarni and I decided that he might benefit from joining Mensa. So I booked the test and the rest is history, as they say.

    He has now won a scholarship to join one of the best private education establishments in the UK and world, in September. It can be very frustrating having a child who loves to learn and has immense potential but is stuck in a school that does not have the resources to offer a rigorous and challenging curriculum nor tutors who teach with passion.

  14. That is an interesting comment, Charles. Ramarni is currently in a state school that is very ill equipped to educate him at the level he requires to really develop and thrive. I have always had my own enrichment programme for him. Nothing heavy; just fun things like fossil hunting, museum visits, cultural theatre trips. Anything to expand his mind, keep him asking questions and seeking answers, and feed his thirst for knowledge. It was in an attempt to broaden this enrichment programme that Ramarni and I decided that he might benefit from joining Mensa. So I booked the test and the rest is history, as they say.

    As his parent, it is up to me to see to it that all his needs are met, including his education. I was not happy with his education and neither was he and so, I set out to change it. He has now won a scholarship to join one of the best private education establishments in the UK and world, in September. It can be very frustrating having a child who loves to learn and has immense potential but is stuck in a school that does not have the resources to offer a rigorous and challenging curriculum nor tutors who teach with passion.

  15. Anthea Wilfred Great job!

  16. Imotep reincarnated!

  17. I love how chill this dude is.

    "I'm a genius, whatever."

  18. Anthea Wilfred Hi Anthea. It was interesting to read your respons to Charles. I believe Charles was trying to highlight the fact that there may be many children who ended up in institutions even as wards of the state whose brains might have been or are as good as Ramarni. Charles' view is that your son was in a school that encouraged him to blossom. That, you say is not the reality of Charles' educational upbringing but rather your involvement in his life as a mother. That brings both you and Charles to the agreement that environment is everything and even much more if children are to thrive into the adults who eventually use up all their potential to become what they could. In the case of Ramarni, he had you as the mother, educated, enlighted and interested enough to bring out that gift in him. Many of the children Charles may be talking about have mothers who have grown up differently, who still doubt their own abilities and have not been exposed to the true value of education. Their children end up not very far from the jails and streets that swallowed their parents. Empowering women with education and an inquiring mind is the surest way of tapping the greatest talents from growing up human beings. If we look into the lives of a lot of influential men and women in the past and present, we find mothers who did not not give up or in, who pushed their children to fulfill their greatest potential. A mother that is educated is an asset in her home and community. The same cannot be said of mothers who have little or no opportunities. As a mother, I have children who have done particularly well in their academic lives, but I have had to feed their curiosity, encourage their aspirations and build on their creativity. Sometimes I have had to ask for much more challenging work for them. My now 11 year old daughter ended up in a full gifted program with very high Test scores, not because her teachers recommended it, but because I had to after seeing her potential. Even when I asked, I had to fight all the way to the top. That is not true of other kids who were simply picked and recommended by their teachers. I am glad that my social skills and abilities exposed me to other groups of people who talked about these things and ended up feeding me the information that became useful for my child. I wish Ramarni the best, he is a young man I will be watching closely. Thanks.

  19. Anthea Wilfred Anthea, reading your reply, I can see why your son is so bright. You have used your own very evident intelligence to spark and inspire his. Kudos to you for great parenting!

  20. Janice Grieshaber Geddes – Awww..what a lovely comment. Thank you!
    Honestly, my children inspire me too, every day. xx

  21. It's not an accident that students in countries like Poland, Korea, Canada and Finland are advancing and performing much better on international tests compared to the USA. The entire country can't all have mothers who are uneducated, or have parents that don't see the potential in their children. It's not that simple.

  22. Anthea Wilfred I learned to love ballet and opera because each of my girls became interested in them. If we allow children to teach us, as well as be taught, we are all better off!

  23. Charles Carlies Hi, there are mothers with who had little or no education like Ben Carson's mom; they still managed to motivate their children to do be the best they could be. No, not all kids have mothers who will push them and not all successful people have had their mothers pushing them. Very often, teachers and educators have played a very significant role. I have been to places here in America where kids are failing at life before they are even out of elementary school. Sometimes the system put in place to educate them, is failing them. They are considered losers from the outset.

  24. Hello Isabella Mukanda Shamambo. I dont disagree that parental involvement is important. My point has been the entire American educational system is not producing the same level of critical thinking students as other countries. We are being surpased on many levels by many countries and there is very little evidence that most parents in tihs country even know their children can't compete on the same level as other children. You can compare wealthy parents or poor parents, our children perform worse than over a dozen other countries. Straight A students are graduating from high school having to take remedial level courses in order to prepare to take college credited courses. This should be criminal but its become standard practice in many schools accross the country.

  25. Anthea Wilfred Here's a child that will be making a BIG difference. Good job, Mom & big Sis!

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