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Nigerian teen, Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko who speaks 10 languages wins US presidential awards

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A Nigerian teenage student based in the United States, Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko, has added an outstanding cap to make his family and Nigeria proud.

Ikechukwu has been winning awards in his elite school and in the White House, the latest being The Presidential Award For Elite Scholarship in America and the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy.

Popularly called a professor at home and school because of the brilliance he shows in his actions and manner of talking, he is a student of Notre Dame High School in Connecticut.

The teen can speak 10 different languages; Igbo, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Dutch, and German.

President Donald Trump in his personal letter to Ikechukwu, described him as a brilliant student who is well-positioned to achieve great things in life.

In a brief interview with The Nation, Ikechukwu said the awards have stirred in him to “keep striving for greater success”. His ambition is to one day become the head of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Notre Dame in reacting to the awards said that it is not in any way surprised by the academic brilliance of Ikechukwu.

It should be noted that the presidential award is given to young students who have demonstrated outstanding academic brilliance while the seal is awarded to students of Notre Dame who are skilled in at least eight different foreign languages.


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