Two Nigerians, Onyinye Omenugha, a 24-year-old law student at the Nigerian Law School, Port Harcourt, Rivers and 23-year-old Efe Johnson from Kaduna State University, have been shortlisted for the 2023 Global Student Prize.
Ten African students have made the final shortlist for the 2023 Chegg.org Global Student Prize, an annual $100,000 award given to one exceptional student who has made a real impact on learning, the lives of their peers and society.
According to the organiser, 3,851 applications were received from 122 countries across the globe, but only 50, of which 10 were students from Africa, made the final shortlist for the award. The award was launched in 2021 in partnership with the Varkey Foundation.
Other finalists are Afopezi Moses (a computer networking student from Cameroon), Paul Amanour, a 28-year-old law student (from Ghana), Kezia Sanie, a law student (from Ghana), Marrieta Kazungu (an 18-year-old secondary school student from Kenya), Cynthia Nyongesa (from South Africa), Emmanuel Msoka (from Tanzania), Tafadzwa Chikwereti (from Zimbabwe), and Sarah Ongom Apio (a postgraduate diploma student in monitoring and evaluation at the Uganda Management Institute, Kampala, Uganda).
Global Student Prize Academy, filled with prominent individuals, will choose the overall winner of the award. The top 10 finalists of the Global Student Prize are expected to be announced in August, while the overall winner, which will be chosen from the top 10 finalists, will be revealed later.