Genius schoolgirl wants to study engineering to solve social issues


– Egoagwuagwu Agnes Maduafokwa, a Nigerian student of Louisville Girls’ High School, is the most successful candidate of UTME 2020

– The brilliant girl had an aggregate score of 365 out of a total of 400 as she scored more than 80% in most of the subjects she sat for

– Egoagwuagwu hopes to study engineering at university with the hope of using practical knowledge of mathematics to solve societal problems

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It is no doubt that Nigeria is highly blessed with brilliant minds. No wonder some people say the country has so much untapped human resources.

Egoagwuagwu Agnes Maduafokwa is one of the beautiful minds the country is blessed with. She is the candidate with the highest score in the 2020 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations otherwise known as Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Briefly.co.za learned that Egoagwuagwu scored 365 out of 400. Insideschool Nigeria reports that she is the president of the maths club and the first head girl of Louisville Girls High School, Ijebu-Itele in Ogun state.

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A collage showing the brilliant girl and a UTME centre. Photo source: Twitter/Insideschool Nigeria/Vanguard
Source: UGC

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She said she wants to study engineering at university where she will be able to apply mathematical concepts to solve societal issues.

The brilliant girl is from Ihiala in Anambra state and she sat the UTME exam on Saturday, March 14 at St Michael Otedola Education Centre in Epe, Lagos state.

She had 72 in Use of English, 99 in Mathematics, 99 in Physics, and 95 in Chemistry.

No doubt that with talented minds like hers and others the people of the continent can look forward to a bright future.

These youngsters all have something which outsiders lack, an African outlook to find solutions for problems unique to Africa.

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