A 16-year-old Nigerian, Miss Oyebola Ajayi-Bembe, has bagged presidential scholarship into 20 notable universities in the United States of America (USA).
This was made known during a high school graduation ceremony held recently in New Jersey.
Oyebola was the only female in the selected category who took the second position after a Chinese.
She has been offered admission on a scholarship basis into Teacher’s College of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Norwich University, Bloomfield College, St. Benedict College, MonteClaire State University, New Jersey City University and 13 other universities in the US.
Speaking on her achievement, Ajayi-Bembe described her success as a product of hard work, dedication, focus and steadfastness.
She expressed gratitude for being the only female in the category ahead of five males.
While projecting into her future, she said she would continue to exhibit the pursuit of excellence even in the university.
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