Miss Fareedah Oyolola, student of Greensprings School, Lagos, has been announced as the one of the brightest students in the world by The John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
She was recognized due to her outstanding results in her School and College Ability Test (SCAT) which every students takes so the institution can determine how high each students academic ability is, before admitting them into their programme.
Fareedah shared her experience on the test, and said “The test was a multiple-choice aptitude test in verbal and quantitative reasoning, and I had to answer 100 questions within 44 minutes! At the end of the test, my score was in the 92nd percentile for verbal reasoning and 87th percentile for quantitative reasoning. There’s no way I would have gotten these high scores with such a limited time window if not for the great work put in by my teachers, towards developing my comprehension abilities and mathematical reasoning skills. I am very grateful to them.”
The Executive Director of John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth; Virginai Roach, released a statement congratulating Fareedah and others “We are thrilled to celebrate these students. In a year that was anything but ordinary, their love of learning shined through, and we are excited to help cultivate their growth as scholars and citizens throughout high school, college, and beyond.”
Greensprings principal Mrs. Magdalene Okrikri, also indicated her joy with Fareedah’s achievement. She said, “This honour brings great joy to my heart. Fareedah’s achievement is a testament that our Thinking School programme is rewarding to our students, helping them to develop mentally and strengthening their cognitive abilities.”
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is an initiative of Johns Hopkins University which is committed to nurturing extraordinary young minds. Its 2020 – 2021 programme draws nearly 19,000 students from 84 countries. Fareedah and other students from other countries are expected to attend a summer programme in the United States or Hong Kong.