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17-yr-old Boy who Got the Highest Jamb Score in 2019 Gets Scholarship to Study in US

A Nigerian teenager, Ekene Ezeunala, who outshined millions of students who sat for the 2019 UTME and got the highest score has gotten a scholarship.

Funded by American schools, the 17-year-old and 29 others will be relocating to the US for their education.

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Thirty scholars of the Opportunity Funds Program of the US mission in Nigeria have got a full-funded scholarship amounting to $4.35 million (N1,788,937,500) which will see them attending American universities for the 2021//2022 academic session.

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The young pupils were chosen by the American Consulate General following a thorough process.

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The Fund covers the school fees, travel, visa applications, and all other costs of 30 indigent students.

Ekene Ezeunala will be studying computer science and mathematics at Columbia University in New York, According to reports.

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The 30 winners consist of six who will be getting their first degrees, three for masters, and 21 for their PhDs.

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Temitayo Famutimi, the information specialist of the US Consulate General in Lagos congratulated the Nigerians, saying their success shows the great potentials Nigerians possess.

The specialist implored them to maximise the opportunity given to them.

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