Nigerian wonderkid receives 40 scholarship offers following record-breaking performance in the US

The Science Park High School in Newark, New Jersey, USA, honored Nigeria’s wonderkid Achunike Okafor for his outstanding accomplishment.

Okafor graduated from the institution with an astounding 4.625 grade-point average and an International Baccalaureate diploma.

His GPA is the highest among the 2,649 graduates from Newark’s Class of 2023, and it is also the highest ever for the city’s public school system, according to the online daily TapIntoNewark.

More than 40 scholarship offers were made to him as a result of it, many of them coming from the top universities in the country, including Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Princeton, Penn State, Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, and Rutgers.

“I am thankful for the opportunities to represent my family and community and to study at such prestigious universities.

The honour and responsibility of being one of the select few chosen for such awards are not something I take lightly, Okafor remarked.

The 18-year-old plans to attend Harvard University to pursue a neuroscience degree.

“There’s absolutely nothing average him,” Science Park principal Darlene Gearhart said.