—-Nigerian student who scored the highest in UTME has been awarded a full scholarship worth 14m by a University in Ghana.
— He was denied admission in UniLag because he isn’t up to the bench mark age, I6.
Ekene Franklin Ezeunala who scored 347 in UTME, the highest in the 2019 UTME has been offered admission by a private university in Ghana.
The university, Academic City College, Accra offered him a scholarship of $40,000 approximately 14 million naira.
This scholarship was awarded at an event organised by the institution for schools and parents at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
Speaking at the event, The College Senior Admissions Manager in Nigeria, Ogechi Ekpe explained that the scholarship will cover his whole tuition and boarding house fees.
Although the boy had applied to University of Lagos, he was denied admission because he isn’t 16 yet.
“That is why we want him here,” Ogechi Ekpe explained. “Nigerian schools won’t give him admission but we will. We start admitting from 15 which is why we have a very visible Dean of Students’ Affairs. We make sure that they go to class, especially foreign students. You cannot be in the hostel during learning hours.”
“There are parents that pay for their kids to be off campus but all international students must be on campus because we don’t want them to have immigration issues; we don’t want them to go off track. We actually insist that in the first year at least they must be on campus.”
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