- Hallowed Olalouwa, is a Nigerian genius got his first degree at the age of 14, making him one of the world's celebrated in the academia
- A 30-year-old man, after had bagged masters in both mathematics and physics at 19, he came back to Unilag in 2011 to study for his PhD
- Within the space of three years, he was able to get his doctorate degree, making the youngest in Africa with such feat
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Hallowed Olaoluwa, a 30-year-old Nigerian, is one of Africa’s youngest doctor of mathematics and a professor.
According to a LinkedIn post by Adebayo Ilupeju, he got his bachelor at the age of 14, double bachelor's degree at 17 before he went ahead to get his masters in mathematics and physics at 19.
It should be noted that he got two masters as a teenager, making his a very special case in the Central African Republic. He was born on September 27, 1989.
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He came back to his birth country, Nigeria, in 2011 and got his PhD at the University of Lagos in mathematics within the space of three years.
That made him the youngest student with a doctorate degree in Africa in the field at the age of 24.
Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that Austin Chibuike Ikpeama is another Nigeria making waves internationally in the academia.
According to his brother, Ikpeama O Tochuckwu, Chibuike got his PhD at the young age of 24 after finishing strongly from the University of Sciences, Philadelphia.
An Imo-Indigene, he got a doctorate degree in physical therapy. He is from Chokoneze community in Ezinigittee Mbaise local government. He was born and raised in the US.
Another Nigerian with the name Seye Oduyale has achieved great success as he graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The Nigerian's achievement came after he had sent out applications to eight different medical schools and got admitted into Johns Hopkins.
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Seye’s mum gave the push he needed to succeed as she urged him to apply to the top American school. In a Twitter post Wednesday, May 20, the young Nigerian spoke about how his mum encouraged him to achieve his dream.
During his application process, Seye quoted his mum as saying: "Send one to Johns Hopkins. You never know what God is capable of."
He also hinted at the cost of the degree being the sum of $300,000 (N116,409,000). Seye thanked his mum and everybody who have made sacrifices for him along the way.
In other news, history has been made in grand style as the first Black girl and the youngest Black boy win Harvard’s international debate competition.
The exciting news was declared by the Harvard Diversity Project (HPD) in a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of the entity.
It is reported that this becomes the third consecutive year that the Atlanta-based Harvard Diversity Project sends home the championship from Harvard’s international debate competition.
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