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Harvard, 13 foreign varsities offer Nigerian teenager $3.5m scholarship


A 17-year-old Nigerian student, Oluwafemi Ositade, has secured full scholarships to multiple Ivy League universities in the United States, including Harvard, as well as other top notch universities in Canada and Qatar.

Ositade, who ranked second best in the year 2023, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with a score of 358, is a member of the Class of 2023 of The Ambassadors College, Ota, and the scholarships are worth over $3.5 million.

Ositade’s astounding success stems from his exceptional performance in the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test), where he achieved a perfect score in Maths (800/800) and a near-perfect score of 760 out of 800 in reading and writing and his CGPA of 4.04/4.0 from college.

Armed with these remarkable achievements and track record of excellence, Ositade received 14 scholarships from renowned institutions, nine of which are full ride scholarships (covering tuition, accommodation, allowance and all other student’s expenses).

The universities that have extended scholarship offers to Ositade are Harvard University, Brown University, Duke University, University of Toronto Lester B Pearson Scholarship, Wesleyan University, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, University of Miami, Howard University, Stetson University, Fisk University, University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, University of Toronto St. George Campus, University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus and Drexel University.

Additionally, in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Ositade boasts of eight A’s and one B2. It is also worthy of note that Ositade has represented his schools in lots of local and international competitions where he has also proven his academic prowess with many laurels won for himself and his school.

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