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Meet Nigeria’s 5 Youngest PhD Holders

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As we all know PhD is a unique type of degree, involving advanced academic work and attempted by comparatively few students, this means that the qualification can take on something of a mythic status.

And in Nigeria, one of the very difficult situations students find themselves in is securing admission into tertiary institutions of learning. Therefore many are left with no choice than to resort to part time education as a means of catching up with their peers who were lucky enough to advance ahead of them. But there are some lucky ones who have been exceptional in their endeavours and have managed to emerge as doctorate degree holders at the early stage of their lives.

And not only have they proved that one can be successful in ones academic pursuits in Nigeria, they have also proved that one can be successful at a very young age. A list of Nigeria’s youngest five PhD holders has been compiled by Nigerian scholars and it is presented below…

1. Dr Olabisi Adeyemi (Age: 26)

Olabisi Adeyemi

This young intellectual earned her PhD in Botany from the University of Lagos. Though she had maintained a track record of academic success right from her secondary school, she acknowledged that having a PhD at her age, and the record of being the best graduating PhD student, did not come easy. Born in Lagos Island local government of Lagos state, Dr. Adeyemi attended Girls’ Academy, L/Island where she was the best student in WAEC, with seven distinctions. She proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a first class degree in botany in 2006. She completed her PhD in record time in 2012.

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