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Nigerian teen Fareedah Oyolola named world’s brightest by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Liberty Writers Global
Thursday September 23, 2021

Fareedah Oyolola, a Nigerian high school student, has been named one of the world’s brightest pupils by The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

This Greensprings School student in Lagos was honored for her outstanding performance in the advanced School and College Ability Test (SCAT), which every student must take in order for the institution to assess their existing academic abilities before being admitted into its talent search program.

Fareedah Oyolola, a Nigerian teen student, has been rated the world’s brightest by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

Mrs. Magdalene Okrikri, the secondary school administrator of Greensprings Anthony campus, spoke to Vanguard. She expressed her pleasure with Fareedah’s honor.

“This honor fills my heart with enormous joy,” she remarked. Fareedah’s success demonstrates that our Thinking School program benefits our students by assisting them in intellectually developing and enhancing their cognitive abilities.”

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a Johns Hopkins University project dedicated to the development of exceptional young brains. Nearly 19,000 students from 84 countries are enrolled in its 2020–2021 program.

Fareedah and other international honorees will be attending a summer program in the United States or Hong Kong.

Fareedah Ayoola

“The test was a multiple-choice aptitude test in verbal and quantitative reasoning, and I had to answer 100 questions within 44 minutes!” Fareedah said about the test. My verbal reasoning score was in the 92nd percentile, and my quantitative reasoning score was in the 87th percentile at the end of the test.

There’s no way I could have obtained these high grades in such a short time frame if my teachers hadn’t worked so hard to improve my comprehension and mathematical reasoning ability. I owe them a debt of gratitude.”

The Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Virginia Roach, issued a statement congratulating Fareedah and other excellent students around the world. “We are pleased to honor these students,” she said. Their enthusiasm for studying shone through in a year that was anything but average, and we look forward to assisting them in their development as scholars and citizens throughout high school, college, and beyond.”


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