By John Imade (AGENDWATCHDOG) – A 17-year old Nigerian secondary school leaver, Victory Yinka-Banjo, has broken grounds as she bagged 19 international scholarship offers from top higher institutions including notable institutions in the US and Canada, totaling over $5 million dollars.
During an interview on CNN, Yinka-Banjo expressed amazement, alongside excitement, at the development as she didn’t expect the number of positive responses she received from the schools she applied to due to their high standards.
Miss Yinka-Banjo received full scholarships from Ivy League schools, Yale College, Princeton University, Harvard College, and Brown University. Other scholarship offers from the US include notable schools like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia. Even in Canada, the University of Toronto offered her a Lester B. Pearson scholarship while the University of British Columbia offered her a Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow scholarship.
Miss Yinka-Banjo had shown academic prowess when as a senior prefect in her secondary school, she cleared her 2020 WASSCE with straight As, helping her gain national recognition. She also got straight As in her Cambridge IGCSE exam.