Rotimi Kukoyi: Nigerian Teen Gets Over N800m in Scholarship Offers, Many People Celebrate Him
- A Nigerian teenager, Rotimi Kukoyi, was given admission offers into 15 top universities in America
- Among those who wanted to have him as their student were Harvard and John Hopkins universities
- Rotimi said that he wants his success story to remind people who may have abandoned their goals to keep chasing them
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A brilliant Nigerian teenager, Rotimi Kukoyi, has been celebrated online for his academic success. He was accepted into more than 15 universities.
Some of the schools included Harvard and John Hopkins. He has also been given more than $2 million (N830,580,000) in scholarship offers, Good Morning America reports.
People motivated me
Rotimi was a Black National Merit Scholar at his school. The teenager during his interview with ABC said that he was inspired to go after many schools after meeting other brilliant students.
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On his encounter then, he revealed:
"A lot of them are older and they're like seniors or juniors that applied to many prestigious schools a lot of them are attending prestigious universities now. So that was kind of my original inspiration to apply to those universities."
Out of the scholarship offers he got, the Nigerian boy decided to go with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I want to inspire others
Rotimi wants to pursue a course in public health at the university. A child of immigrants in America, the young boy is also a soccer star in school. He added that he wants his success to inspire people who are also chasing their own goals.
When his story was reposted on Instagram by Goldmyne, below were some of the reactions:
"This is how the world will celebrate my kids."
"Enoch Oluwashindara Solomon you will be celebrated more than this in JESUS name... And I your father will be there to celebrate you in JESUS name."
"Their parents no be small person sha."
"Congratulations to the young champ."
"Congratulations, you shall enjoy the fruits of your labour Amen."
"When I hear some news I want to be proud of Nigeria and when I hear some I want to reject Nigeria."
Another brilliant Nigerian teenager
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 17-year-old Nigerian teenager, Ashley Adirika, was celebrated after she got multiple admission offers in the US.
The teenager always dreamed of attending top schools. In the hope of achieving that, she applied to eight Ivy League universities.
On the day Ashley was going to check her admission status, she opened a tab each for the schools on her laptop.