Her name is Serena Omo-Lamai ,sheâ€™s has been granted admission to study in 13 universities in America and Canada, she has opted for Syracuse University, United States.
Omo-Lamai, who graduated from Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, last
year, would be going to the states to study Bio-Medical
The Punch reports that 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 newsmen on Monday, Omo-Lamai said she settled for Syracuse University because of the institutionâ€™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.
â€œI 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.
â€œMy 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
â€œMy 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,â€Â she said.
Serena Omo-Lamai is not the first of Nigerian teenagers to achieve an educational feat of such magnitude, it would be recalled that High school senior Harold Ekeh didnâ€™t just get into one Ivy League university. He was accepted into all eight. Ekeh got into all 13 schools he applied to, including MIT and Johns Hopkins. â€œI am leaning toward Yale,â€ he told CNNMoney. â€œI competed at Yale for Model UN, and I like the passion people at Yale had.â€ Some of the Yale students he met became his friends and mentors, offering advice on the college application process. Now Ekeh is trying to do the same thing.