KOKO’s Top 5 Young Nigerian Stars To Watch Out For In Education

Seeing the girl-child rise in most fields, education especially is always a thing to celebrate because the girl-child over the years have faced a lot of challenges and abuse.education
Celebrating women can never be overrated and in our society today there have been some young stars who have shown that there is a future for the girl-child. So here is KOKO’s top 5 young Nigerian stars to watch out for in education.
5. Mercy Ojetunde

The Nigerian is a recipient of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, which is helping her realize her dream of studying abroad. Her resilience and religious faith played a big role in helping her clinch the scholarship. After multiple rejections, Ojetunde decided to intern at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) to gain more relevant work experience. This fired her up for another round of scholarship applications. Her efforts paid off when she finally clinched the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.

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4. Christiana Esio Udoh
Christiana Esio Udoh has left a trail of outstanding academic feats at the Imperial College, London, easily one of the top 10 Ivy League institutions in the world. The 26-year-old from Akwa Ibom was awarded the Dudley Newitt Prize for Experimental Excellence by the prestigious university, the first Nigerian to have received the award since the university was established in 1845.

3. Oluwaseyi Adewunmi

Oluwaseyi made history at the University of Lagos after she emerged as the First Female to graduate, as both the Best Graduating student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Best Female in the Faculty of Engineering at the University’s 2020 convocation. Celebrating her academic milestone, the young lady announced that she broke a 59-year-old record at the institution after finishing with a 4.84 CGPA. In highlighting her achievements in school Oluwaseyi stated that she earned 11 scholarships and awards. The following below are other achievements by Oluwaseyi,  BSc Civil and Environmental Engineering (First Class Honours) with a CGPA of 4.84, The Best Graduating Student, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, The Best Graduating Female, Faculty of Engineering, Co-organized the largest national tertiary design competition, led my department and faculty as an executive, and won two National design competitions, Immediate resumption at my new job Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
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2. Promise Ekpo Osaine

Promise Ekpo Osaine is a first-class graduate of UNIBEN who was awarded a full scholarship to further her studies at Princeton University, the brilliant young lady was also given 3 other Ph.D. offers and 3 Master’s offers from Universities in foreign countries from Nigeria. She celebrated her scholarship achievements on social media. The rising star and scholar said apart from the Ph.D. offers, she also bagged three master’s offers. According to her, the Ph.D. offers she got were from Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, University of Colorado, and Kent State University.

1. Victory Yinka-Banjo

Victory Yinka-Banjo, a 17-year-old high school graduate, was offered more than $5 million dollars worth of scholarship money for an undergraduate program of study, according to admission documents and estimates of financial aid awards. She is one Nigerian star to watch out for in education. Born to Nigerian parents, Chika Yinka-Banjo, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, and Adeyinka Banjo, a private sector procurement, and supply chain executive, Victory was given potential full scholarships from the Ivy League schools, Yale College, Princeton University, Harvard College, and Brown University.
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