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Reading: 16-year-old Nigerian Girl, Who Scored 345 in JAMB, Straight 9As in WAEC Bags Scholarships Worth $340,000
Reading: 16-year-old Nigerian Girl, Who Scored 345 in JAMB, Straight 9As in WAEC Bags Scholarships Worth $340,000

16-year-old Nigerian Girl, Who Scored 345 in JAMB, Straight 9As in WAEC Bags Scholarships Worth $340,000

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16-year-old Nigerian Girl, Who Scored 345 in JAMB, Straight 9As in WAEC Bags Scholarships Worth $340,000
16-year-old Nigerian Girl, Who Scored 345 in JAMB, Straight 9As in WAEC Bags Scholarships Worth $340,000

A 16-year-old Nigerian girl identified as Chioma Opara has achieved academic feats in the whole of Nigeria after setting the record straight by gaining admission into two prestigious universities in the world.

Chioma secured a scholarship worth CAD140,000 to Toronto University, Canada, and another USD152,000 to Long Island University, USA. Chioma, the Imo state Indigene girl was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Opara’s family and is the last child of a family of four. Being an extraordinarily brilliant student, she started her secondary education at the age of eight years. This was evident from her clinching every prize, position, and certificate attached to internal and external examinations.

The star girl had her head up high after writing the Annual National Mathematics Competition (ANMC) organized by the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges, a 21st-century educational hub focusing on primary to secondary education development, using Nigerian and British Curricula. As a result of her outstanding performance in the ANMC Maths Competition, Chioma was given a 100 percent scholarship by Nigerian Turkish International College (NTIC) into her girls’ section in 2016, hence her journey to academic greatness began. It was also gathered that Chioma wrote her examinations and emerged with an almost perfect score of 1550 on SAT, 345 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and an unprecedented straight 9As in the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Chioma’s persevering nature was what made her stand head and shoulders above her peers and her passion and rapid learning rate are admirable.

Academic excellence was her tool for showcasing beauty as seen throughout her journey in secondary school, Chioma continued to showcase a rare sense of brilliance and diligence. Singing her praise, teachers, students, and classmates positively acknowledged her record of excellence in academics and character, her sincere devotion to academics which has paid off handsomely as she performed exceedingly colourful in the various exit examinations.

wards in the 2022/2023 academic session. Indeed, we are proud to have been part of her growth, the once-shy girl that walked into NTIC in 2016 is now leaving as a bright shiny star. Greatness awaits you Chioma!” – A Staff of NTIC

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.