18 year old Nigerian graduates from college with distinction and enrolls for PhD


A 18-year-old, Nigerian identified as  Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu  recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering—with distinction—from Howard University in Washington D.C., US.

Chidi-Ogbolu is however only just getting started.She has already enrolled for a PhD program at the University of California Davis.

The young and brilliant student grew up in Nigeria where she was often pushed to higher classes from a young age because she was too intelligent for her age. Speaking to her university’s newspaper, The Hilltop, Chidi-Ogbolu spoke of her achievement: “I was overwhelmed with emotions; it was just a very happy day overall.”

She also credited her achievement to her family’s strong support system that enabled her to focus on her studies. and she said her future plans, is  to help find cures for major ailments such as Ebola and to help her Nigerian people back home.


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