Serena Omo-Lamai is a 17 year old Nigerian whose academic prowess has earned 13 university admissions in America and Canada; and an enviable $51,000 scholarship offer.
Serena graduated from Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State of Nigeria.
Out of the numerous university admissions, the bright and brilliant Nigerian chose Syracuse University because of the institution’s world-class research laboratory.
The Medical Engineer in the making also intends to study Medicine as a second degree.
“I feel very honored and I feel it is an opportunity to work harder. I know that I have to justify the offer. I chose Syracuse University because it has a very good research lab and the offer came with $51,000 scholarship.”
“My hope is to study medicine for a second degree, but I would love to be a medical engineer.”
Taking a sneak peak into her future, the teenager has the desire to put an end to the traditional importation of medical equipment in Nigeria.
“Most of the medical equipment in the country are imported and I would like a situation where medical equipment is manufactured here in Nigeria.”
Delighted by Serena Omo-Lamai’s success, The Vice Principal of Dowen College Lekki revealed that the young lady was our best graduating pupil in the 2014/2015 academic session.
Evidently her academic success was not an overnight development. The VP could not be more proud of her and the noble institution in general.
“Alumni students of the school have continued to show the stuff they are made of in the world of academic excellence.”
Going further on she recalled the a similar past success by another alumnus.
“Also, Daniel Obaseyi Buraimo, Class of 2010, graduated with First Class honours degree in Computer Science from the University of San Francisco, California, USA. According to the university, he is the first Nigerian to attain this height”