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Meet Nigeria’s Youngest PhD Holder

Nigerians are one of the most educated people on the African continent, very many have degrees at very young age, here we bring you the youngest PhD holder in Nigeria at the age of 22.

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Dr Omebere Karl Nkemehule Iyari is truly a gift to his parents, he was a blessed child indeed, he was able to know or realize so early that success is in education, in 2000 Omebere left his parents home in Lekki Pennisular, Lagos and went to an apartment of one of his relatives at Shogunle, a suburb in the city.

His intention of moving away from his parents home was to be able to keep away from unavoidable distractions from his family so that he can get prepared for his A-level exams, and indeed his decision marked the beginning of his journey to success.

This PhD holder is truly young!

When A-level results came back, Nkemehule had passed very well scoring “A” in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Oh my God! What a genius boy!.

He was enrolled to University of Nottinghan immediately, three years later, he graduated with a first class degree in Chemical Engineering at the age of 19, he was the best student in Chemical Engineering that year in 2003, it was an outstanding performance.

The University immediately offered him a three-year scholarship to pursue his PhD without conditions, he was given about £17,000 each year and completed his Doctorate.

Other Nigeria’s youngest PhD holders are as follows:
NoNamesAgeCountry
2Dr Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara24Nigeria
3Dr Salihu Dasuki Nakande25Nigeria
4Dr Opeyemi Shodipe25Nigeria
5Dr Olabisi Adeyemi26Nigeria

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