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Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Philipponzaghi: 3:57pm On Apr 30
One Nigerian teenager must feel like she has the world at her feet after receiving 19 full-ride scholarship offers from universities across the United States and Canada.

Victory Yinka-Banjo, a 17-year-old high school graduate, was offered more than $5 million dollars' worth of scholarship money for an undergraduate program of study, according to admission documents and estimates of financial aid awards.

"It still feels pretty unbelievable. I applied to so many schools because I didn't even think any school would accept me," Victory told CNN, relishing her academic prowess.

Born to Nigerian parents, Chika Yinka-Banjo, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, and Adeyinka Banjo, a private sector procurement and supply chain executive, Victory was given potential full scholarships from the Ivy League schools, Yale College, Princeton University, Harvard College, and Brown University.

Other US scholarship offers included those from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia.

In Canada, Victory was offered the Lester B. Pearson scholarship from the University of Toronto and the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow (KMILOT) scholarship from the University of British Columbia.

"Their admissions processes are extremely selective," Victory added. "They only accept the best of the best. So, you can imagine how, on a daily basis, I have to remind myself that I actually got into these schools. It is surreal!"

Academic strides
A senior prefect during her time in high school, Victory rose to national prominence in late 2020 after she scored straight As in her West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Months earlier, the Nigerian teen had been rated as the "Top in the World" in English as a second language (speaking endorsement) by the University of Cambridge International Examination (CIE). Victory aced the Cambridge IGCSE exam -- acquiring A* in all six subjects she sat for.

"They have made me truly feel proud about the hard work I have put into several areas of my life over the years. I am slowly beginning to realize that I deserve them," she said.

The teenager remarked that her multiple scholarship offers "have made me stand taller, smile wider, and pat myself on the back more often."

Victory said she hopes to study Computational Biology. However, she is still weighing up her options on which school to choose, having been wooed by many prestigious institutions.

"I am still doing research on some schools that are at the top of my list, like Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Duke, Johns Hopkins, and just trying to compare and contrast all of them thoroughly," she told CNN.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/30/africa/nigerian-teen-19-scholarships-intl/index.html

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Philipponzaghi: 4:24pm On Apr 30
This is just like the case of David Odekunle that got accepted to 15 universities, including seven Ivy League schools last 2 weeks.

https://www.nairaland.com/6511878/david-odekunle-accepted-into-7

He got accepted to Princeton University, Yale University, Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth University, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, Kean University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology and Caldwell University.

—Both Victory Victor-Banjo and David Odekunle are source of inspiration to Nigeria teens.

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Mikehot: 4:26pm On Apr 30
But why are fulanis never doing well overseas


All the positions occupied in the north and FCT parasatals are by them, they steal enough money to send their numerous children abroad


But when it comes to exploits in academics, politics, science and all fields of endeavors they are never there

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Philipponzaghi: 4:28pm On Apr 30
Not forgetting Faith Odunsi that beat beat out China, UK, US & More in historic Global Open Mathematics Competition last month.

https://afrotech.com/15-year-old-faith-odunsi-beat-out-china-uk-us-more-in-historic-global-open-mathematics-competition

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by SmartProf(m): 4:30pm On Apr 30
Academically brilliant minds will never follow the dumb narrative that 'school na scam' cos they will always excel and win honours, grants, scholarships, and opportunities in any clime. Congrats to this beautiful champion.

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by omonnakoda: 4:31pm On Apr 30
Well done but no be evribody go sabi book
Anytin you are doin do am well

If you be tailor tailor well
If na olosho losho well
If you be fokaniza foka well
If na casting and binding bind well
If you be herdsman....

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Imsoblessed: 4:40pm On Apr 30
I'm yet to see a northerner bring glory to this nation. Any thing other than government appointment and quarter system they are not seen, Very lazy and uninspirational, overly religious without conscience. Congratulations Beautiful one. May God guide your every step, may you leave long to achieve greatness.

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by mrkunlex(m): 4:45pm On Apr 30
What a great race with great people, yoruba is blessed
Yoruba to the world, yoruba leads while others follow

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by xxxXXXxxx: 4:50pm On Apr 30
Congratulations to her!

That's great, even tho I only read the headline.
Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Mikehot: 4:55pm On Apr 30
Imsoblessed:
I'm yet to see a northerner bring glory to this nation. Any thing other than government appointment and quarter system they are not seen, Very lazy and inspirational, overly religious without conscience. Congratulations Beautiful one. May God guide your every step, may you leave long to achieve greatness.
True

Even Mc Oluomo a political tout has children who are breaking record in the west

But Northern muslims elites breeding like rats with numerous children abroad through quota system frauds can't produce anything decent

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by IgweOfNnewi: 4:58pm On Apr 30
Omoluabi

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by BigSarah(f): 5:02pm On Apr 30
Way to go!

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by MadamExcellency: 5:23pm On Apr 30
She will come back to serve the Mallams or stay back perpetually in US without given back to her country.

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by AbaLion: 5:39pm On Apr 30
-Lion

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by bigdammyj: 5:39pm On Apr 30
Noted
Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by paulolee(m): 5:39pm On Apr 30
congrats chap...I don already know say e go be maths competition before I enter the thread, maths wey i hate..
I hated maths so much dt I respect anybody dt is good in maths..
was scared of maths n ran to choose economics as a course because I thought it gat na maths In it..
I see better maths for year1 n 2 n na GOD help me escape with D for those courses...only to go see econometrics for year 3 n I jus weak..
person no sabi maths n stats individually n dm join d two together bcox na juju i want use pass abi?
dt course weak me eh, I vex ask our prof say "pls sir, at wat stage in one's life would all the econometrics equation n models help in real life situation?? and d whole class burst laff....na so prof vex say Mk I leave e class n no enter again till exam date..
I don carry crowd beg am tire n e no still hear...na to enter village use jazz follow up d man bcoz i don tire to get F like say I b fireboy..

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Jamiubond009(m): 5:40pm On Apr 30
Most of these super talented kids are from the southern part of the country.The northern part na to turn them to almajiri and child beggars.Quota system parasites. undecided undecided

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by zolajpower: 5:40pm On Apr 30
grin
And where is the netherlands university who re calling only south africa and ghanaian university certificate?

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by BigDawsNet: 5:41pm On Apr 30
Goodnews finally
Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Grace001: 5:41pm On Apr 30
Victory Yinka-Banjo, a 17-year-old high school graduate, was offered more than $5 million dollars'

In another news a young boy also won hajj and 1.6m for reciting the Quran. He is going to become alhaji soon

Interesting

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Exot: 5:42pm On Apr 30
Yoruba-amaka!

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by ijobaoke: 5:42pm On Apr 30
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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by FA13(m): 5:42pm On Apr 30
Congrats dear.
I believe if we stop quota system in Nigeria, we will experience more of it and people will be willing to stay behind.

But if everything is by 2 per geopolitical zones, we will not get there ...

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by sonnie10: 5:42pm On Apr 30
All because of her igbo blood line

"Born to Nigerian parents Chika Yinka Banjo . . . "

That is why they are rushing Igbo girls like hot akara. People like Davido and Fani Kayode know exactly what they are doing.

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by sammysmiles(m): 5:42pm On Apr 30
Wow
Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Burgerlomo: 5:43pm On Apr 30
Congratulations

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by mofedamijo(m): 5:43pm On Apr 30
Congratulations lad. In my yesterday's post, i made it clear that University of Amsterdam can go to hell..... University of Amsterdam said only Ghanaian and South African University graduates will be allowed to apply to their school from Africa.

That is what I call Educational Promiscuity. A situation whereby an Educational or Academic institution keeps changing her policies for frivolous reasons.

In due time, I will send a letter of acceptance to the University of Amsterdam, to let them know that we have accepted their offer, and will never apply to their University because Nigerians have better options to pick from.

Without any iota of doubt, I will like to state categorically that the University of Amsterdam can GO TO HELL.

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Iykoto86(m): 5:43pm On Apr 30
mrkunlex:
What a great race with great people, yoruba is blessed
Yoruba to the world, yoruba leads while others follow
one of the parent's goes by the name CHIKA yinka-banjo.chikadibia.

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by Discombulator: 5:44pm On Apr 30
Imsoblessed:
I'm yet to see a northerner bring glory to this nation. Any thing other than government appointment and quarter system they are not seen, Very lazy and inspirational, overly religious without conscience. Congratulations Beautiful one. May God guide your every step, may you leave long to achieve greatness.
Might be because they are too busy recruiting suicide bombers and procreation like ants

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by heckymaicon(m): 5:45pm On Apr 30
Yoruba Lagba!



Igbo Amaka!



God bless Oduduwa Republic!


God bless Biafra Nation!

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Re: Victory Yinka-Banjo Gets 19 Scholarship Offers Worth $5m From US And Canada by DamnnNiggarr(m): 5:45pm On Apr 30
shocked

This time around it's

Yoruba-Igbo Amaka.

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