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Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Ezeama400: 9:00pm On Jul 15, 2021
17-Year-Old Who Got Highest 2019 UTME Score, Others Offered $4.35 Million Scholarships To Study In United States

Thirty Opportunity Funds Program scholars of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos have received fully-funded scholarships totaling $4.35 million to attend American universities and colleges for the 2021/2022 academic session.

Following a competitive selection process, the 30 high-achieving, low-income students received financial aid from the U.S. Consulate General that covered expenses involved in the college application process such as payment for standardized tests, application fees, and visa fees in addition to air travel to the United States.

Ezeunala Ekene Franklin
One of the beneficiaries is a 17-year-old boy Ekene Ezeunala who scored the highest score at the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).


Ezeunala, who got 347, attended Meiran Community Senior High School, Lagos and received full funding to study Computer Science and Mathematics at Columbia University in the City of New York.

The lucky US-bound students are selected for six undergraduates, three masters and twenty-one doctoral academic programs including Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science and Engineering for the 2021/2022 academic session


According to a statement by Temitayo Famutimi, Information Specialist, Public Affairs Section of the United States Consular General in Victoria Island Lagos, on Thursday, the scholarship programs cover expenses for standardized tests, application fee and visa fees.

The statement reads, “Speaking on Thursday in Lagos during a reception in honor of the U.S. bound students, Consul General Claire Pierangelo urged the scholars to make the most of their opportunity to get a top-notch education while gaining the first-hand experience of American life and culture.

“I congratulate each one of you on your tremendous success. Your success is evidence of your leadership, academic performance, and the great potential young Nigerians hold for the future of this country.

“This is a very important step in your life. I strongly encourage you to maximize this opportunity. This is not just about your education as you have proven yourselves to be academically outstanding students.

"I am also referring to your chance to broaden your horizons and embrace the diversity of people around you and learn, not just about America, but also about other cultures,” Pierangelo told the departing students.

“Ekene Ezeunala, one of the 2021 Opportunity Fund Program scholars, achieved the highest score in Nigeria at the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The 17-year-old alumnus of Meiran Community Senior High School Lagos received full funding to study Computer Science and Mathematics at Columbia University in the City of New York,” Pierangelo said.

While speaking, Ezeunala said the Education USA Opportunity Funds Program is “a truly life-changing experience. EducationUSA opened up a whole new world of opportunities and resources I never knew were available to me.”

Another 2021 OFP scholar, Urinrin Otite, was the first student to earn a first-class degree in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt.

Otite will be attending Lehigh University in Pennsylvania where she received a fully-funded offer to pursue a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering with a research focus on the resilience and sustainability of structures and infrastructure systems.

“Looking back, the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program was the bridge I needed to reach my dream of studying in the U.S., and I would recommend reaching out to EducationUSA as the perfect first step to anyone hoping to study in the US,” Otite said.

Their impressive list of acceptances includes Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Columbia University, Princeton University, Purdue University, University of Pennsylvania, among others.

According to the latest Institute of International Education Open Doors Report, Nigeria retained its top ranking as the number one source of African students studying in the United States. About 13,762 Nigerians study at more than 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities.

http://saharareporters.com/2021/07/15/17-year-old-who-got-highest-2019-utme-score-others-offered-435-million-scholarships-study

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Ezeama400: 9:00pm On Jul 15, 2021
Impressive !

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by tobillionaire(m): 9:02pm On Jul 15, 2021
Nice one

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by overdrive(m): 9:07pm On Jul 15, 2021
Wow

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Skyfly007: 9:07pm On Jul 15, 2021
Congratulations to these scholars!

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Ogbuefi2020: 9:09pm On Jul 15, 2021
you will never see northerners in that kind of list

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by EmmanuelScott1(m): 9:11pm On Jul 15, 2021
Congratulation smiley

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by velocity25(m): 9:14pm On Jul 15, 2021
Igbo to the world.
A region that doesn't produces UNDERWEAR BOMBERs.

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by kingsceedon(m): 9:21pm On Jul 15, 2021
Ogbuefi2020:
you will never see northerners in that kind of list

They are good in suicide and bomb making

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Folabifreeman(m): 10:44pm On Jul 15, 2021
Concrete Achievement.

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by ValCon888: 10:50pm On Jul 15, 2021
Thirty Opportunity Funds Program scholars of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos have received fully-funded scholarships totaling $4.35 million
The OP will do well to stop misrepresenting the facts. Third Opportunity Funds Program recieved $4.3 million in scholarships. The boy is one of the recipients.

Jankara journalism at its finest.

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Proffdada: 11:41pm On Jul 15, 2021
velocity25:
Igbo to the world.
A region that doesn't produces UNDERWEAR BOMBERs.
grin

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by espn(m): 6:11am On Jul 16, 2021
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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Generalwoodz(m): 6:48am On Jul 16, 2021
Can't he just cash out the money
With a sum of 4.23 million dollars, going to school is just gonna be wasteful and useless to him

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by tuzle(m): 8:14am On Jul 16, 2021
I doubt the money is for him alone 4million dollar is like 2billion naira. If u are giving that alone for education, what is the essence of going to school again, just invest.

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by captainbangz(m): 8:32am On Jul 16, 2021
wawu! School don pay this one.

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by louso(m): 8:41am On Jul 16, 2021
Another loss for Naija; brain drain.

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by FuckEveryday: 8:55am On Jul 16, 2021
Only people who failed jamb say "School na Scam"

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Goldenheart(m): 8:56am On Jul 16, 2021
grin

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Nuelito: 8:56am On Jul 16, 2021
Congratulations to him.......more greater heights

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Kingrefreshed: 8:56am On Jul 16, 2021
Ezeama400:
17-Year-Old Who Got Highest 2019 UTME Score, Others Offered $4.35 Million Scholarships To Study In United States



http://saharareporters.com/2021/07/15/17-year-old-who-got-highest-2019-utme-score-others-offered-435-million-scholarships-study

Igbo's to the World.

Proud Dot.

Nwa Rising Sun

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Chikispilot(m): 8:56am On Jul 16, 2021
This is great I love this news seriously it makes me work harder

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by The5DME(m): 8:56am On Jul 16, 2021
m,
Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Girogo: 8:57am On Jul 16, 2021
Please

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Reex12(m): 8:57am On Jul 16, 2021
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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by lessonotes(f): 8:57am On Jul 16, 2021
Worthy recipient

Ezeunala, who got 347, attended Meiran Community Senior High School, Lagos and received full funding to study Computer Science and Mathematics at Columbia University in the City of New York.

The way to go; Computing is the future, AI , Machine Learning etc

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Achico: 8:57am On Jul 16, 2021
Likes for IGBO
shares for OTHERS

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by Mumusaphire: 8:57am On Jul 16, 2021
Congratulations boy
Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by naijapips04: 8:57am On Jul 16, 2021
IGBO AMAKA

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Re: Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, Others Offered $4.35M Scholarships To Study In US by obintium: 8:58am On Jul 16, 2021
hmmm

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