JAMB 2024: Nigerian Teenager Bags $3.5m Scholarships from Harvard Plus 13 Universities.



The second-best candidate in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has bagged scholarships in 14 foreign universities The scholarships secured by Oluwafemi Ositade are worth over $3.5 million from top-notch universities in the United States, Canada and Qatar The 17-year-old obtained eight A’s and one B2 in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and scored 358 in 2023 UTME 


A Nigerian student, Oluwafemi Ositade, has bagged full scholarships to Harvard University and 13 other varsities in the United States, Canada and Qatar. The 17-year-old received 14 scholarships from renowned institutions, nine of which are fully-funded scholarships (covering tuition, accommodation, allowance and all other student’s expenses). 


The scholarships to the multiple Ivy League universities are worth over $3.5 million.


In his standardized test (SAT), the brilliant teenager achieved a perfect score in Maths (800/800) and a near-perfect score of 760 out of 800 in reading and writing. He also achieved a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.04/4.0 from college.


The universities that offered him scholarships are: 


  • Harvard University Brown University
  • Duke University
  • University of Toronto
  • Lester B Pearson Scholarship Wesleyan University 
  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar 
  • University of Miami Howard
  • University Stetson 
  • University Fisk University University of Toronto Mississauga Campus 
  • University of Toronto St. George Campus
  • University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Drexel University.


The top performer intends to pursue a degree in Computational Physics, which is in line with his strong passion for Quantum Computing and Mathematics. The teenager said he owes his achievements to God Almighty who has been the bedrock of his success.