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SINGAPORE - Douglas Tan was only seven years old when he discovered a knack for solving mathematical problems, tackling sums meant for the upper primary and secondary levels. He went on to join the Gifted Programme in Rosyth Primary School and, in 2006, enrolled in the National University of Singapore High School of Math and Science (NUSHS). At 15, he was offered a place at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Science to study mathematics. Tomorrow, the 19-year-old will be this year's youngest graduate at NUS, receiving his Mathematics degree with a First Class Honours. This puts him almost six years ahead of those his age. Douglas, who is currently serving his National Service (NS), said the thought of going to prestigious universities overseas never occurred to him. "I was just happy doing what I was doing - solving math problems," he said. In every clas...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120709-0000039/Th...

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