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Two Nigerian teens get N41m scholarships from American varsities


ScholarshipTwo products of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, have continued to glitter in their fledgling academic careers as they both bagged scholarships worth $107, 000 to study in two America varsities.

While Serena Omo-Lamai, the school’s best graduating student in the 2014/2015 academic session got a $51,000 scholarship to study Bio-Medical Engineering at Syracuse University, United States, the school’s outgoing head girl, Cynthia Moka, got admitted into The Baylor University, Texas, with a $56,000 worth of scholarship.

Upon the completion of her studies at Dowen College, 17-year-old Omo-Lamai was offered admission into 13 universities in the United States and Canada, including Georgia Institute of Technology, New York University and Emory University among others.

The aspiring medical engineer, who also plans to study medicine as a second degree, has a flair for research and has always been in love with subjects like geography, chemistry biology, and physics.

According to the Vice Principal of Dowen College, Mr. Muraina Olusesi, apart from Omo-Lamai and Moka, alumni of the school in recent times have continued to show how ready they were to make strong statements on international education platforms.

“Serena Omo-Lamai was our best graduating pupil in the 2014/2015 academic session and she has done it again. She secured admission to 13 universities across the globe, but she has settled for Syracuse University where she signed up to read Bio-Medical Engineering, with an annual scholarship of $56,000.

“Also, Daniel Obaseyi Buraimo, of Class of 2010, graduated in the First Class Division from the University of San Francisco, California, where he studied Computer Science.According to the university, he is the first Nigerian to attain this height.”

In a related development, students of the school were at their best at the recently concluded Akintola Williams/AISEN Parliamentary Debate, which took place at the Lekki-Epe Campus of Greensprings School.The contest, which featured 20 schools at the round robin stage, had the topic, “The Development of Renewable Energy Sources Must Become a Worldwide Economic Priority.”

At the end of the programme sponsored by the Nigeria-Britain Association, and co-sponsored by the Nigerian Bar Association and Diamond Bank, Dowen College, Lekki came first, Olashore International School, Osun State came second and Iloko Model College, Ilesha, Osun finished third. Atlantic Hall, Lekki-Epe settled for the fourth spot and Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State.

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