17-year-old Serena Omo-Lamai has been offered admission into 13 universities in the US and Canada.
According to PUNCH, some of the universities where she was offered admission include Syracuse University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, New York University, among others.
Speaking in a telephone interview with PUNCH, the teenager who aspires to be a medical engineer said:
I feel very honoured and I feel it is an opportunity to work harder. I know that I have to justify the offer. I chose Syracuse University because it has a very good research lab and the offer came with $51,000 scholarship. I have always loved Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography.
My hope is to study medicine for a second degree, but I would love to be a medical engineer. Most of the medical equipment in the country are imported and I would like a situation where medical equipment is manufactured here in Nigeria.
My parents are my role models, but I am also inspired by anyone who is hardworking, anyone who puts so much efforts into what they do.
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