Nigerian Girl Who Scored 100% in National Mathematics Competition Gets N21m Scholarship

Nigerian Girl Who Scored 100% in National Mathematics Competition Gets N21m Scholarship

  • A Nigerian girl, Ugwoezuonu Ogechi Zara, has bagged a full scholarship worth N21 million 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 study for 6 years at Evergreen College, Enugu

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Enugu state - A little girl, Ugwoezuonu Ogechi Zara, has been awarded a full scholarship worth N21 million after she scored 100% in the primary category of the National Mathematics Competition.

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

Enugu girl gets N21 million scholarship
Zara to study for 6 years at Evergreen College, Enugu. Photo credit: @winexviv
Source: Twitter

The scholarship is for the brilliant girl to study for 6 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, May 17.

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 N21 million to study for 6 years at Evergreen College, Enugu.”

Legit.ng recalls that a pure water seller, Ugwu Chibuzo Augustus, also got a full scholarship programme after an outstanding performance in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). He got an aggregate score of 309 in the exam.

The teenager reportedly dropped out of secondary school two years ago and will rewrite the May/June WASSCE.

American university offers N35m scholarship for Nigerian students

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Michigan State University (MSU) unveiled a $25,000 scholarship opportunity for Nigerian and other international students aspiring to pursue an undergraduate degree in the United States.

The prestigious American institution announced this generous offer on its website, noting that the scholarship provides N35 million annually towards tuition costs and is renewable for up to eight semesters.

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

Source: Legit.ng

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