Youngest PhD Holder in Africa Continent.
When come to Africa Education, it is not amazing to find a person achieve academic qualification in late times. Because of that you can not find an even degree holder from Africa at very young age. This article tells The youngest PhD in Mathematics on the African continent as emerged in the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on June 11, 2014.
He (Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara – 24 years) achieved this honor from Prof Obinna Chukwu, the Dean of the UNILAG Postgraduate school.
The Doctor bagged a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics in 2007, graduating the Universite de Bangui, Central African Republic, with 1st Class honours.
He ran his degree in Mathematics in parallel with studying Physics. Olaoluwa got a 1st class honours degree in Physics in the same year. He added a M.Sc. in Mathematics (Pure Option) and also Physics (Distinction) at the age of 18 in 2008 before embarking on his doctorate journey.
The young genius had the best Ph.D thesis. He displaced Olabisi Adeyemi, who had graduated from the same institution with 4.98 in 2012 at the age of 26, and Opeyemi Shodipe of Babcock University, who also graduated in 2012 at 25. On the second day of UNILAG convocation ceremonies 105 Ph.D. students, one M.Phil., 4,380 M.Sc. and 335 PGD students have graduated.
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