Halala: African teen, 16, bags presidential scholarship in US

Halala: African teen, 16, bags presidential scholarship in US

- A 16-year-old Nigerian has made the country proud by bagging a presidential scholarship into 20 notable universities in the United States

- Oyebola Ajayi-Bembe was the only female in the selected category who took the second position after a Chinese pupil

- She says her success is a product of hard work, dedication, focus and steadfastness

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A 16-year-old Nigerian identified as Oyebola Ajayi-Bembe has bagged presidential scholarship into 20 notable universities in the United States.

The disclosure was made during a high school graduation ceremony held recently in New Jersey, Nigerian Tribune reports.

Oyebola was the only female in the selected category who took the second position.

She was offered admission on a scholarship basis into Teacher’s College of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Norwich University, Bloomfield College, St. Benedict College, MonteClaire State University, New Jersey City University and 13 other universities in the US.

The teenager said she would continue to exhibit the pursuit of excellence even in the university.

16-Year-Old Female Nigerian Bags Presidential Scholarship In US

Oyebola Ajayi-Bembe. Photo credit: Nigerian Tribune
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a student of Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia, Kayla Willis, had been accepted by over 40 colleges and offered R13 million in scholarships from the various universities that accepted her.

Spelman, Notre Dame, University of Georgia are some of the schools that accepted Willis, but she chose to attend Fisk University, an HBCU, and major in International Business.

Willis said:

“I posted, turned off my phone, clocked into work and I just keep hearing a bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing, bing,” she said. “And I’m like, what is going on? Am I going viral right now?”

Talking about Willis'achievement, principal Jamar Robinson said:

“It’s just been contagious and I’ve had so many students come up to me and say, ‘Hey, here’s my acceptances, I want to put them on the wall’.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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