18 Year-Old Nigerian Girl Graduates with Distinction From Howard University And Enrolls For PhD
18-year-old Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu is making Nigeria proud in far away United State Of America.
At her young age, she 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.
She is already looking forward to starting her PhD
– She wants to help find cures for major diseases such as Ebola
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.”