A young Nigerian teenager has recently beat out contestants from around the globe in a mathematics competition.
According to AfroTech, Nigerian student, Faith Odunsi, 15, took part in the Global Open Mathematics competition and emerged victorious as she beat competitors from China, the UK, the US, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia in a global math competition.
Although she beat other contestants from Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States, Odunsi didn’t immediately think that she was going to be the winner until she answered more questions that the other contestants in the final round of the competition.
Odunsi said in an interview with The Punch that, “My heart raced but I felt relieved.” As the competition winner, Odunsi walked away with a $1,000 prize.
The 15-year-old is in her final year as a high school student at the Ambassadors School, Ota Ogun State. Odunsi’s father is a doctor and mother, a businesswoman. And of course, both of her parents are extremely proud of her win. The budding mathematician states that she gets her math genes from her father.
Source punch Nigeria