By Joyce Ashuntantang, Ph.D.
At 13, Martha Endum Teke became the youngest student to graduate from Saker Baptist College, Limbe Cameroon. Now, at 17, she joins Danielle McBurnett as the youngest graduate from a university nursing program in the USA. Endum received her degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Texas A &M University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude on May 21st 2010 and was equally inducted into the Nursing Honors Society. However, while McBurnett graduated from Arizona State University in 2009, she was homeschooled till the age of 12. Endum, on the other hand, took a route that began in an elementary school, in the USA to Saker Baptist College in Cameroon, West Africa. Born on September 4 1992 in Erie, Pennsylvania, Endum is the daughter of Martha and Mathias Teke who are originally from Cameroon and reside in Dallas, Texas. The young Endum’s success has been a combination of intelligence and discipline on her part and foresight on the part of her parents.