- Kelechukwu Onwukamike has taken to social media to celebrate his academic success as he went down memory lane
- The Nigerian man who was honoured with the Germany best PhD award in Chemistry was some 13 years ago mocked by his secondary school teacher
- He not only surpassed the teacher's expectations but now holds two PhDs in same course
A young man has inspired social media users with the story of his academic success.
Kelechukwu Onwukamike who currently holds a PhD in organic and polymer chemistry from KIT Germany and University of Bordeaux, France said he recalled how his secondary school teacher had questioned his resolve to bag an A-grade in chemistry.
According to his LinkedIn post, the incident happened during the 2007 GCE exams. To the teacher's surprise, he got an A in the course eventually.
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13 years later, he was awarded in Germany for having the best PhD in that same chemistry. This was after he bagged a first class in chemistry as an undergraduate.
His post read in part:
"I had told my teacher then that I would make an A-grade in the subject; not the most easiest subject to get an A-grade.
"On the day of the practicals, the teacher came to my desk, looked at my work and shook his head in dismay.
"I was worried, disturbed, couldn't figure out where I had gone wrong.
"Then the exam was over and just as I was about to leave the hall, my teacher approached me with one comment "Is this how you are going to have an A-grade in Chemistry?"
Tell my teacher:
"5months after, the results were released, I had a A-grade.
"4years later, in 2011 I graduated with a First Class degree in Chemistry.
"12 years later, in 2019 I graduated with a Double PhD degree in Chemistry
"13 years later, in 2020, I got the Germany best PhD award in Chemistry."
Kelechukwu challenged his followers to tell anyone still in doubt of their capabilities that they are in for a shock.
Reacting to his, Kehinde Olaide said:
"Your story reminds me of how my ss1 chemistry teacher told me to forget science class just because I couldn't spell 'separate' correctly in a test. Now I have a masters degree in Nuclear physics & hoping to achieve more by God's grace."
Adelaja James Yemi Ufbosanmi wrote:
"I can do all things through christ who strengthens me."
Chidozie Chikwe commented:
"Absolutely inspiring. I have similar experience but this is so massive. Thanks for sharing."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Nigerian man who had graduated with a 3rd class from Obafemi Awolowo University became a genius in Canada.
The young man said his lecturers in Canada urged him to take an IQ test after they saw his methods of solving problems.
According to Ray, his test results showed that he is smarter than 99% of people around the world. In his word:
"In OAU I graduated with a 3rd class, In Canada my lecturers urged me to take an IQ test after they saw my methods in solving sh*t.
"Turns out I'm a genius. By my test results I'm smarter that 99% of the world and yes I topped my class.
"Who would have known."