Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ivy League schools scramble for yet another Nigerian

We’ve heard and seen reports of African student’s exceling academically in American schools. Out of Atlanta comes yet another intriguing Nigerian youngster who is on track to set academic records. Olubunmi Fariyike, 17, of Cobb, County Georgia in Atlanta is the son of Nigerian immigrants Emmanuel and Fadeke Fariyike. Olubunmi attends Hillgrove High School in GA with a GPA of 4.672 aggregate and 2,230-out-of-2,400 SAT.

 He has received admission into 5 Ivy League schools and 11 other prestigious schools. His Ivy League schools include; Brown University, Columbia University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.

Other schools include; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Southern California, Harvey Mudd College, Washington University, Rice University, Northwestern, University of Georgia (foundation fellow) and Georgia Tech.

Olubunmi wants to study biomedical engineering for his first degree and then head to medical school with the intention of becoming a Neurosurgeon — and was exhilarated when he learned he now had an opportunity to study at the country’s top schools. Olubunmi is a self-motivated tenacious young man who puts his all in whatever he sets his mind on.

His parents, entire family, his community, former students of FGGC Sagamu are very proud of this young man and we all wish him the very best. Mrs. Fadeke Fariyike is an Alumni of FGGC Sagamu.

Tosan Aduayi is the founder of Trendy Africa Magazine and has been an active journalist since 1994

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