A private university in Accra, Ghana, Academic City University has offered scholarship worth USD40,000 to Ekene Franklin, the candidate who scored 347, the highest score, in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Mrs. Ogechi Ekpe, ACC Senior Admissions Manager in Nigeria, revealed this at a workshop organised by the institution for schools and parents at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, over the weekend.
She stated that the scholarship could cover tuition and boarding for the duration of his program at the university.
“We have a full scholarship for Ekene. He was supposed to be here today but we did not talk about the scholarship today because he was not here. We were to present a scholarship of USD40,000 to the boy from year one till he graduates,” she stated.
“We were hoping he would be here today so our President can give him the award. The school is here now. We have to go there to see if we can either take him to Ghana or get our President to come again and give him the scholarship. The scholarship is for real. It is called the Presidential Scholarship so the school pays everything including the hostel fees,” Ekpe added.
Ekene, who just turned fifteen years old, is below sixteen, the minimum age bracket to gain admission into his preferred choice, the University of Lagos (UNILAG).