A 17-year-old Nigerian teenager, Victory Yinka-Banjo, who had nine A’s in WAEC in 2020 is in the news again for even greater things. CNN reports that Victory was offered full scholarships by Ivy League schools; Yale College, Princeton University, Harvard, and Brown College in both the US and Canada to the tune of more than $5 million (N1,902,500,000).

While speaking with the media, the teenager said the whole development came as very surprising to her, adding that she never thought any school would even offer her admission. Victory said that the deluge of scholarships has made her more proud that she now praises herself for a job well done. Other Canadian schools where she got offers from are the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. US universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Standford University, John Hopkins University and the University of Virginia also want her.

The 17-year-old Nigerian s aid she is however still researching some of the schools that she would like to go like Johns Hopkins, MIT, Havard, and Stanford. Her mother, Chika, said she hopes her daughter’s success story would inspire other young people out there since she is not the typical Nigerian-American who often gets such an opportunity. The mother attributed the secret of her daughter’s success to discipline, parental guidance, and faith.

The Nation reports that she passed the Cambridge IGCSE exam acquiring A in all six subjects she sat for in 2020.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 17-year old Igala born girl, Shaibu Ojonugwa Favour, was confirmed to have made distinctions in her WASSCE paper, a feat not many students her age can boast of.

Favour who hails from Ibana in Okpo of Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state graduated from Global College, Ojokodo in Ankpa where she came out with 5As and 2Bs – a number of distinctions that is hardly heard of in her school.


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