Girl Who Scored 100% in National Mathematics Competition Receives R249k Scholarship

Girl Who Scored 100% in National Mathematics Competition Receives R249k Scholarship

  • A Nigerian girl, Ugwoezuonu Ogechi Zara, has bagged a full scholarship for her secondary school education
  • Zara scored 100% in the primary category of the National Mathematics Competition to secure the scholarship
  • According to the founder of Educare, Alex Onyia, the girl will continue her studies for six years at Evergreen College, Enugu

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Ugwoezuonu Ogechi Zara has been awarded a full scholarship worth R249,634 after she scored 100% in the primary category of the National Mathematics Competition.

Little girl scores 100% in Mathematics test.
The girl who scored 100% in the National Mathematics Competition. Image: Alex Onyia
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Little girl scores 100% in Mathematics

The mathematics competition was organised by the Mathematics Association of Nigeria (MAN).

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The scholarship is for the brilliant girl to study for six years at Evergreen College, Enugu State.

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The founder of Educare, Alex Onyia, disclosed this via his X handle (formerly known as Twitter) @winexviv, on Friday, 17 May.

Onyia wrote:

“Ugwoezuonu Ogechi Zara scored a perfect score of 100% in the primary category of the National Mathematics Competition organised by the Mathematics Association of Nigeria (MAN).
“She has been awarded a full scholarship worth R249k to study for 6 years at Evergreen College, Enugu.”

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The prestigious American institution announced this generous offer on its website, noting that the scholarship provides millions annually towards tuition costs and is renewable for up to eight semesters.

The application deadline for the scholarship is 1 November 2024. MSU emphasised that the scholarship is open to nationals of all countries, ensuring that a wide range of international students can benefit from it.

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