Nigerian teens in the US have proved to be exceptional as some have defiled odds by being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.
These are 6 Nigerian students in the US who bagged admission into Top Ivy League Schools.
1 Jude Okonkwo
Jude, a 17-year-old Nigerian based in the United States who is the son of physicians aspires to be a neurosurgeon. Jude, whose unweight grade-point average is 98.9 was accepted to Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.
2 Ifeoma White-Thorpe
The 17-year-old Nigerian born teen who is the daughter of Andre and Patricia White-Thorpe is the student government president at Morris High School in New Jersey. Ifeoma, who hopes to become a Cardiologist was accepted to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth and Stanford .
3 Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a Long Island Nigerian-born teen who was a valedictorian student at Elmont Memorial High School, was offered admission to all eight Ivy League schools. Uwamanzu-Nna, who is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants, picked Harvard because of the school’s dedication to excellence.
4 Obinna Igbokwe
17-year-old Brockton High School senior and son of Nigerian immigrants Obinna Igbokwe got into seven out of the eight Ivy League schools in 2016. Obinna who had 4.6 grade point average, attributed his success to his parents who instilled a strong work ethic in him.
5 Harold Eke
High school senior Harold Ekeh who was born in Nigeria and came to the United States when he was eight got into all 13 schools he applied to, including all 8 ivy league schools. Harold chose to attend Yale University after having his pick of all eight Ivy League schools.
6 Olawunmi Akinlemibola
Olawunmi Akinlemibola, a senior at DuVal High School in Lanham, Maryland, who has a 4.15 GPA gained admission into more than 14 schools including Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Cornell, Stanford, Duke & University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her father, but her mother and two sisters are home in Nigeria.