Fareedah Oyolola was recently honored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as one of the brightest students in the world. This follows her exemplary performance in the advanced School and College Ability Test (SCAT).
Advanced School and College Test is an examination that every student wishing to join the John Hopkins’s talent search Programme undergoes. It helps the organization determine the student’s academic capabilities.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is an initiative of Johns Hopkins University. This initiative was established 42 years ago by Julian Stanley. Its main goal is to nurture extraordinary young minds. The initiative identifies gifted students from grades 2 to 12 and offers them the right resources to help accelerate their learning. Every year the institution receives applications from students located all over the world.
Fareedah, a student at Greensprings Secondary School in Lagos, Nigeria was among the 19,000 students that took part in this year’s SCAT test. Despite the short time given and the stiff competition the young lady emerged victorious. Fareedah attributes her success to her teacher. She said, “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.”
What Next for Fareedah
Fareedah will be joining other honorees from different countries for a summer program in the United States. The program will equip the students with skills in history and social science, language arts, mathematics, science and engineering.