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12-year-old on verge of history as first Nigerian to be admitted into university from JSS
By: News Editor
Fri, 19 Aug 2022   ||   Nigeria,

12-year-old JS1 student of Infant Jesus Academy, Asaba, Delta State named Miss Jessica Okonye is on the verge of history to become the first Nigerian to be admitted into a Nigerian university from junior secondary school.

CEOAFRICA reports that the Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN) has already offered Jessica admission as auditor student pending when further checks on her ability to cope with the rigours of being a university student without the completion of her post-primary education are concluded.

Jessica was offered the admission after fielding questions on Tuesday 16th August 2022 from some Faculty Deans and Heads of Departments of ADUN in the presence of her father, Prince Emmanuel Okonye.

The Vice Chancellor and President of ADUN, Professor Paul Omaji explained that an auditor student in the case of Jessica is a person “admitted” to participate in university lectures without necessarily aiming at coming out with certificate awards.

CEOAFRICA gathered that it all started when Professor John Alizor discovered Jessica at Wilmak Pharmacy, located in Asaba, where he had gone to purchase some drugs. Explaining his encounter with Jessica, the retired American Professor of Educational leadership stated that he was amazed by the way the JSS 1 student who served as an intern at the shop attended to him.


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