- Edeani Izuchukwu, a 15-year-old secondary school student has made the Nigerian Air Force by winning a national science contest
- The brilliant student representing Enugu state emerged the best overall at the National Science Competitive Examination
- Izuchukwu defeated other students from the 36 states and the FCT to clinch the top prize
A young boy, Edeani Izuchukwu, from Enugu state has emerged the winner of the National Science Competitive Examination.
This was made known in a statement by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Nigerian Air Force director of public relations and information.
Izuchukwu, a Senior Secondary 3 student of Air Force Comprehensive School (AFCS) Agbani, Enugu state came first at the grand finale of the competitive examination held on Sunday, March 14, in Abuja.
The 15-year-old against all odds beats several students from the 36 States of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to win a plaque, N1 Million, and scholarship up to PhD level in any Nigerian university of his choice.
He was also awarded the “774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award” in the competition organised annually by the federal ministry of science and technology.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Faith Odunsi, 15, recently made Nigeria proud as she emerged the winner of the Global Open Mathematics Tournament, an international competition with participants from Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia.
Ms Faith, an SS3 student from Ijebu in Ogun state shared her experience winning the global competition in an interview.
She said that winning the "tough competition" made her happy and honoured.
In other related news, a young Nigerian man, Onoriode Reginald Aziza, has celebrated the accumulation of academic successes he achieved in his life.
In a post on Monday, March 15, the man said he has successfully completed his academic journey after defending his PhD.
That was not just all, Reginald revealed he bagged a first-class in law from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. After that, he had the same honour in another degree in Yenagoa.
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