16-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Gets $340,000 Scholarships To Foreign Universities For Excellent Performances In WAEC, JAMB

Chioma Opara, a brilliant 16-year-old Nigerian lady, has won 340,000 dollars worth of scholarships to two universities abroad.

This is because she recorded an exceptional feat by scoring 9As in the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and 345 in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).


Opara, an Imo state indigene, was awarded scholarships to universities in Canada and the United States after resounding performances in her exams. She is the last of four children of her parents.

“She has always been an extraordinarily brilliant student, right from a young age,” the State Post reports.


Chioma was enrolled in high school at the age of 8, according to the report. She secured every prize, position, and certificate attached to internal and external examinations in which she took part, as reported by the State Post.

Chioma sat for the Annual National Mathematics Competition (ANMC) organized by the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges. ANMC is a 21st-century educational hub focusing on primary and secondary education development, using Nigerian and British curricula.

She was awarded a scholarship by Nigerian Turkish International College (NTIC) into her girls’ section in 2016, which opened a new chapter for her academic excellence.

While at NTIC, Chioma participated in local and international competitions and won awards in most of them. She graduated at the top of her class in the institution with several medals and awards in the 2022–2023 academic session.

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