Meet the Egyptian Boy Dubbed “Smartest Child in the World”
There’s this saying in Egypt “the Egyptian child is the smartest child in the world”. Turns out that this is not just a saying, it is true. On Tuesday 2nd of November, 13 year-old Abdulrahman Hussain was given the title “smartest child in the world” for winning a global competition held in Malaysia.
The child was chosen out of 3,000 other children who participated from 70 countries from all around the world. Hussain won first place as he managed to solve 230 complex arithmetic problems in only eight minutes. According to Al Arabiya, Hussain said that he owed all of this to his tutors and family members who encouraged him and supported him all the way.
Intelligent Education Group, that held the competitions, aims to promote the education of Abacus and Mental-Arithmetic program. This program enables a child to develop both sides of his brain; left and right, in addition to building up the his/her personality. Children will be more self-confident, more attentive, and interested in their studies. Not to mention that they will be able to concentrate and focus more during their examinations.