Nigerian Girl Emerges one of the Brightest Students in the World

A secondary school student from Greensprings Schools Lagos has emerged one of the brightest students in the world.

The student, Fareedah Oyolola was ascertained as one of the brightest students based on her top notch performance in the School and College Ability Test (SCAT).

The test is held for all students to ascertain their eligibility for placement in their talent search programme.

Fareedah Oyolola

Sharing her experience about the test, Fareedah said: “The test was a multiple-choice aptitude test in verbal and quantitative reasoning, and I had to answer 100 questions within 44 minutes! At the end of the test, my score was in the 92nd percentile for verbal reasoning and 87th percentile for quantitative reasoning.There’s no way I would have gotten these high scores with such a limited time window if not for the great work put in by my teachers, towards developing my comprehension abilities and mathematical reasoning skills. I am very grateful to them.”

In a statement issued by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, the Executive Director; Virginia Roach, congratulated Fareedah and other outstanding students across the world.

Roach said, “We are thrilled to celebrate these students. In a year that was anything but ordinary, their love of learning shined through, and we are excited to help cultivate their growth as scholars and citizens throughout high school, college, and beyond.”

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