17-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Gains Admisssion Into More Than 10 Universities TrendyVoice

9 August 2016

17-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Gains Admisssion Into More Than 10 Universities




17 year old Nigerian girl, Serena Omo-
Lamai secured admission into 13
universities in America and Canada.
According to PUNCH NG:


Omo-Lamai, who graduated from
Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, last year,
however, opted for Syracuse University,
United States, to study Bio-Medical
Engineering.

Some of the universities where she
was offered admission include Emory
University, Georgia Institute of
Technology, New York University,
among others.


Speaking in a telephone interview with
our correspondent on Monday, Omo-
Lamai said she settled for Syracuse
University because of the institution's
world-class research laboratory and a
$51,000 scholarship offer.
The teenager, who aspires to be a
medical engineer, disclosed that she
would study medicine as a second
degree.


"I feel very honoured and I feel it is an
opportunity to work harder. I know that
I have to justify the offer. I chose
Syracuse University because it has a
very good research lab and the offer
came with $51,000 scholarship. I have
always loved Biology, Chemistry,
Physics and Geography.


"My hope is to study medicine for a
second degree, but I would love to be a
medical engineer. Most of the medical
equipment in the country are imported
and I would like a situation where
medical equipment is manufactured
here in Nigeria.


"My parents are my role models, but I
am also inspired by anyone who is hard
working, anyone who puts so much
efforts into what they do," she said.
A statement from the Vice-Principal,
Dowen College, Mr. Muraina Olusesi, on
Monday, said Omo-Lamai was the
valedictorian of the school last year.


He said, "Alumni students of the school
have continued to show the stuff they
are made of in the world of academic
excellence. Serena Omo-Lamai was our
best graduating pupil in the 2014/2015
academic session and she has done it
again.


"She secured admission to 13
universities across the globe, but she
has settled for Syracuse University
where she signed up to read Bio-
Medical Engineering, with an annual
scholarship of $56,000."




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