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Meet Nigerian Teenager Accepted into 13 Universities in US & Canada – “I would like a situation where medical equipment is manufactured here in Nigeria”





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.

Photo Credit: Facebook


  1. Chinenye

    August 9, 2016 at 10:21 am

    The future is for the bright…go girl!

  2. cue

    August 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Better pikin : )

  3. ozzy

    August 9, 2016 at 11:01 am

    there must be something about people named serena

  4. Great Lady

    August 9, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Congratulations girl. Wish you all the best.

  5. Tosin

    August 9, 2016 at 11:50 am


  6. Ogundipe Janet

    August 9, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Serena wish you all the best

  7. Author Unknown

    August 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    It seems we read these type stories every year, with the aim being to brag about how smart Nigerians are, when in actual fact each story really is about Nigeria’s deficiency and resulting brain loss. What a shame. On a personal level, good job Serena, and all the best.

  8. 'Diddie

    August 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    You go girl!Well done

  9. Prince

    August 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Inspiring. The world is waiting for you

  10. Go Serena!!!

    August 9, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I’m soooo proud of you, Serena!!!! Never forget your spiritual heritage. Continue to make us proud!!!!

    • Leo

      August 9, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      You are not spiritual yourself for this comment. So you expect her to remember her spiritual heritage after all this focus on using her talents and the world to the full? Make all of una dey deceive unaself o. Go back and watch the July 11-17 CLM video on choosing a career with eternal future. Yeye dey smell

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