Nigerian student wins over N1.5m Global Social Entrepreneur Award

Nigerian student wins over N1.5m Global Social Entrepreneur Award

- Brilliant Nigerian student, Oluwatomilola Mustapha, has won a whopping prize of $4000 (N1,552,000) in faraway New Zealand

- The 400 level student of TASUED designed a tech bag that could treat jaundice in infant patients with blue light

- Oluwatomilola said that he is very happy about winning, adding that he is glad his effort was rewarded this time around

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Oluwatomilola Mustapha, a 400 level student of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), has defeated many across the world to emerge the 2020 winner of Tei Kaihau Social Entrepreneur Award in the Global Enterprise Experience challenge.

He is from the department of biology education from TASUED. The student led his team to win a seed capital of $4000 (N1,552,000), TASUED Finest reports.

It should be noted that the award is a global competition put together by Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and is targeted at developing participants’ entrepreneurial skills.

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In the 2020 edition, there were over 1,000 participants grouped into 128 teams who came from 116 countries all over the different continents.

Oluwatomilola’s winning team is tagged Blue Care. His team created a handy bag with solar-powered blue light used for treating infants with jaundice conditions.

A collage of Oluwatomilola and his team. Photo source: TASUED FINEST

A collage of Oluwatomilola and his team. Photo source: TASUED FINEST
Source: UGC

“I have always wanted to give a chance of survival to many children and I think I am attaining that already.

“I am so excited I got this opportunity because I went out for quite a number of grants. I have done quite a number of application but they came out unsuccessful but I was unrelenting always ready to give it a try and I am glad I made it this time,” the brilliant Nigerian said.

The award ceremony happened in New Zealand’s parliament on Wednesday, June 24, where he was duly represented.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Egoagwuagwu Agnes Maduafokwa is one of the beautiful minds the country is blessed with.

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She is the candidate with the highest score in the 2020 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations otherwise known as Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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Egoagwuagwu scored 365 out of 400. She is the president of the maths club and the first assistant head girl of Louisville Girls High School, Ijebu-Itele in Ogun state.

She said she wants to study engineering at the university where she will be able to apply mathematical concepts to solve societal issues.

The brilliant girl is from Ihiala in Anambra state and she sat for the UTME exam on Saturday, March 14, at St Michael Otedola Education Centre in Epe, Lagos state. She had 72 in Use of English, 99 in Mathematics, 99 in Physics, and 95 in Chemistry.

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