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Math genius: 13-year-old Nigerian girl wins full scholarship for effortlessly solving complex math questions

13-year-old Nigerian girl wins World Bank scholarship after effortlessly solving complex math questions

Saratu Dan-Azumi, a 13-year-old girl from Kano State, Nigeria, has been rewarded with a primary to tertiary institution scholarship for her brilliance in mathematics.

She caught the attention of many after a video of her solving complex mathematic questions went viral.

Her video became an online sensation after Imran Muhammad shared it on Twitter.

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Fortune favoured Saratu as she was spotted and offered a scholarship by the former Social Media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Bashir Ahmad. The scholarship covers her education from Primary school to university.

Bashir’s foundation shared the news via Twitter. The foundation said; “The Bashir Ahmad Foundation has successfully concluded the enrollment of Saratu Dan-Azumi, a brilliant out-of-school girl, who effortlessly solves arithmetics without being taught, in a school in Gaya LGA. The BAF sponsors her education up to university.”

Of humble beginnings from the Gwadayi village in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State, little Saratu dropped out of school about two years ago in Primary 4 because her friends made fun of her by calling her ‘Turrum’ which means the blessed one.

As part of the foundation’s plans to help Saratu, they promised to enroll her in a digital academy.

The foundation also shard image of her in school uniform after she was enrolled in a Primary School.

12-year-old JSS1 girl gains admission into Nigerian university

Similarly, an exceptionally brilliant 12-year-old girl has gained admission into the university even before completing her post-primary school studies.

The 12-year-old, Miss Jessica Okonye, has been offered admission into the Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN), Delta State as an auditor student.

The JSS1 girl’s intelligence and brilliance captured the hearts of professors at the university, and they rewarded her with admission.

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Retired American university Don, Professor John Alizor, discovered Jessica Okonye and became her mentor.

Jessica Okonye mesmerised the retired Professor when they met at a shop where she was an intern. He took interest in her and gave her series of academic assignments, which led to the ‘auditorship admission.’

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