18-year-old girl set to leave the slums after getting overseas scholarship

An 18-year-old girl, Veronica Dampilo, has expressed joy after gaining admission to study computer science at a University in America.

The student finished from secondary school in 2021 with excellent graduates and attracted the attention of sponsors who offered her scholarship.

Speaking on her journey, the teenage girl disclosed that she wrote jamb and scored 224, then applied to the University of Lagos.

UNILAG offered Veronica admission on the 16th of December 2022. In addition the brilliant girl said she applied for a degree programme in the United States after a college fair in Ikeja with the help of ‘Slums in Africa’.

She was subsequently offered admission to the University of Kentucky and the development excited her particularly because she got admission into two universities at once.

The student said it was a dream come true and her ambition is to be a renowned data analyst to help solve the problems in her community and the world at large.

Veronica said; “My name is Veronica Dampilo, I am 18 years old I live in the Ogba Ogbo community. I finished secondary school in 2021 from Herbert Macaulay girls secondary school with a good result in my neco and my waec exam.

Earlier last year, I wrote my jamb and I scored 224. I applied to Lagos state university last year, and on the 16th Dec 2022 I got admission into the university of Lagos I was able to attend a college fair in Ikeja with the help of slums in Africa. “After the college fair, I applied to college in the united state, on the 6th Jan 2023, I was admitted into the university of Kentucky in the united state to study computer science. Getting admitted to these two schools at the same time was like a dream come true for me.

“I was over excited, extremely happy. I love reading, I love coding and on my free days, I help my mom in her grinding business. I will love to become a renowned data scientist in the future to use it to solve some of the problems in my community and the world at large.”