Elijah Muhammad, the youngest Black college student in the state of Oklahoma, enrolled as a freshman at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) at the age of 12.
Elijah is a senior in high school who is homeschooled and studying in cybersecurity at OCCC.
He is currently enrolled in three subjects, including Computer Hardware, Computer Operating Systems, and Computer Technology.
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Elijah remembered the expressions of his classmates when he first met them in class. Some of them asked, “How old are you? He spoke with KFOR News. When I revealed my age, they were all shocked.
Since he comes from a successful family, Elijah’s success was not entirely unexpected.
His older sister, Shania Muhammad, made history just last May as the youngest person ever to graduate from both OCCC and Langston University at the age of 14.
Their father, Elijah Muhammad Sr., said the siblings always have healthy competition among them.
He thinks I’m up next and I can do it when he sees her accomplishing particular tasks, said Elijah Sr. We serve as our students’ support system.
Elijah admits that his older sister is a great aid to him even though they are rivals.
We are quite competitive. Elijah, who is on course to break his sister’s record as the youngest graduate in the state, said, “But she helps me out with a lot of my studies.
Elijah is a three-time state champion wrestler, a record exceptional student, and an entrepreneur with his own clothing business, Smart Boy.