13-year-old Nigerian girl wins world bank scholarship after solving tough math problems, set to earn university degree

After successfully answering several challenging arithmetic problems, Saratu Dan-Azumi, a gifted 13-year-old from Nigeria, got a World Bank scholarship to study from primary school through her university degree.

Saratu, who is from Kano State in northern Nigeria, faced difficulties since her parents were unable to enroll her in school so that she could receive a suitable education. Yet after a video of her answering arithmetic problems went viral, a kind-hearted Nigerian guy named Bashir Ahmad became the first to offer to pay for her schooling.

Bashir Ahmad through his Foundation said he will sponsor her up to her university education. “The Bashir Ahmad Foundation has successfully concluded the enrollment of Saratu Dan-Azumi, a brilliant out-of-school girl, who effortlessly solves arithmetics without being taught, in a school in Gaya LGA.”

“The BAF sponsors her education up to university,” the Foundation wrote on Twitter.

The Foundation described how they were astounded by the young girl’s mathematical ability and how they acted quickly to hunt for her after the video of her answering math problems went viral.

“After receiving the video of the young talented girl from different people, I sent a delegation of my foundation to look for her and luckily she was found. We have agreed with her parent and we are going to sponsor her education to University.”

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