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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Photo: Another Nigerian teen, Nina Uziogwe accepted into 7 Ivy League schools!

A Nigerian teen, Nina Uziogwe was accepted to seven Ivy League schools, joining a growing club of Nigerians students who have achieved the distinction. 

Uziogwe, a senior at Stuyvesant High School, who plans to study medicine has her pick from among Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell, UPenn, Columbia, Princeton and Yale.

Uziogwe's family is originally from Nigeria, and her mother says she always stressed academic performance. But Uziogwe is the first in her large extended family to be accepted to more than one Ivy League university..

She says she took a number of advanced placement classes and joined extracurricular activities, like cheerleading.

"To be able to weigh two hours of homework for class and do all the extracurriculars sort of became a challenge of balancing my work ethic with time management," Uziogwe says.
She says financial aid will be the biggest factor in determining which school to attend.
"I have five younger siblings," she says. "I don't want the idea of paying for college to be a huge burden."

Source: News 12 Brooklyn

15 comments:

Dupsy B said...

This is a good news. This are the types to be celebrated Linda. Well done girl and to the past ones. Keep making us proud.

Lekara Kpabep said...

Had I a foundation, I would have offered to the tuition bills.

Starr Chy said...

Way to go girl! Now this is news worth celebrating! Kudos girl!!!!

Puddy Alpheaus said...

God bless Nigeria! I know that one day, something somewhere will definitely unite Nigerians

Anonymous said...

I've not seen any other tribe other than igbo.... We're the future of this world.... Go girl, Nwanyi oma

gentle said...

Very bright young lady. I am so proud of you. The sky is your starting point.

I hope first class graduates from Nigeria learn something from her. It's very good to graduate as the best but most of Nigerian bright graduates forego extracurricular activities in favour of academic excellence, forgetting that what really makes you the most successful in life is not your result but how you relate with people - which extracurricular activities will teach you. It's because intelligent people focus so much on education ONLY, that people now say 3rd class graduates will employ first class graduates. It's not a lie if you only focus on one side of life ignoring the most important part- human management and being street wise..

Anonymous said...

Come let me train u

Vivian Reginalds said...

Awwww Igbos repp'n us PROUDLY!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Guy thats not the point man

ken christy said...

Good for her! GOD will surely provide for you

Ushie Blessing said...

Wow so cool

Anonymous said...

Biko, don't turn this place to nairaland where everything is about ethnic bashing. We don't need to turn everything to a dick measuring contest. Abum nwafor Igbo and proud of it, but we don't need this mess of trying to prove ourselves special. Leave that nonsense to others. If we're awesome in any way, it would speak for itself without anyone having to rub it into another's face. You're not doing us (the collective Igbo) any favors with your antics.

Anonymous said...

BUT MOST WHITE PEOPLE HERE WHO ARE ACCEPTED IN SIMILAR SCHOOLS DONT SHOW OFF,CONGRATS THOUGH.

Shantelle said...

Igbos are too much jare....see brain!

Anonymous said...

If it's drug story and its ibo guy na u go first bash them oo.am not ibo but learn to give accordance to whosoever that deserves it..they are brilliant tho

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