A 13-year-old Nigerian-born Emmanuella Mayaki, has set a new record as one of the youngest persons to be accepted into a University in the U.S.
Mayaki was accepted into the Programme for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) at the Mary Baldwin University, U.S. to study Computer Science in the spring.
Mayaki’s letter of admission read,” Dear Emmanuella, congratulations on your acceptance to the Programme for the Exceptionally Gifted(PEG) at Mary Baldwin University! Welcome to the PEG class of 2026.”
She scored a 91 percentile mark of 1,300 in her Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
One of Mayaki’s personal accomplishments at age 11, in the year 2020, was the opening of an ICT Academy for girls in Abuja, Nigeria.
The academy was her mission to provide sustainable empowerment for the girl child to acquire digital skills and to close the gap on digital literac, and for training and equipping youngsters in digital technology.
Mayaki said the Academy had a vision of securing the future of the girl-child.
Mayaki was once offered a teaching appointment in the United Kingdom while she was aged 11 at the Southfields Primary School in Coventry, England.
Source: The Vanguard