- Some Nigerian teenagers have shown the world that they are equal to the task of competing with anyone around the world
- Tomisin Ogunbi who was among the few selected by Rise out of more than 40,000 applicants, said she is very grateful for the opportunity
- The winners would be supported financially and infrastructure wise in proffering solutions to the world's problems
A Nigerian teenager, Tomisin Ogunubi, has been selected as one of the 100 smart teens that made the Rise global winners list.
With the win, the Nigerian will be getting support from the organization. The initiative was created by Wendy and Eric Schmidt, a former CEO of Google.
I am grateful!
The program aims to guide youngsters in the bid to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. In reacting to the news of the win, Tomisin said that she is excited to be among those selected.
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A part of her LinkedIn post read:
“I am grateful to Rise for the opportunity to explore my ideas and make an impact through this platform. I am also grateful for the incredible support I received from family, peers, teachers and a wide range of support systems, all of which have been paramount in getting me here.”
It should be noted that over 40,000 applications were submitted. Other Nigerians on the list are Andrey Ekpenyong, Blessing Jemimah Jones Akpan, Ilefolua Ohikheme Aigbiniode, Oboroghene Ruth Obevire, Olaoluwayimika John Olughenle.
Below are some of the reactions to Tomisin's LinkedIn post:
Adeniyi Fayoyin said:
"Keep flying. Keep wining. Keep raising the standard."
Ben-kingsley Nwashara said:
"Inspiring. Congratulations Tomisin."
Nigerian lady shines through
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian girl, Fareedah Oyolola, was honoured by The Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth as one of the world's brightest students.
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The honour came through her performance in the School and College Ability Test (SCAT). The test is done as a criterion before the centre can admit any student into its talent programme.
Speaking about her exam experience, Fareedah said that after answering 100 questions, she came out victorious as she appreciated her teachers for equipping her for the task.