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Brilliant 18-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Bags PhD Scholarship At University of California

Nkechi Chidi-Ogbolu is one of many Nigerians making us proud. A graduate at 18, she has made history as the youngest person to graduate from Howard University, Washington, DC USA.

Selected to begin a PhD programme at University of California, Davis in September 2017, Nkechi - one of the youngest PhD scholars in the world, is poised to kick off a new adventure.

On her recent visit to Nigeria, Nkechi paid a visit to the MTN Headquarters in Ikoyi and was warmly received by the Corporate Relations Executive, Tobechukwu Okigbo and staff of MTN who had the privilege of receiving autographed copies of her book.

At 18, the fun loving teenager who contemplated dropping out of college at one point, has already accomplished what many adults will struggle to achieve in their lifetime.

This go-getter took the SATs and TOEFL at age 13 and received 5 scholarships offering admission to 5 different colleges in the United States. She chose Howard University.

She’s the author of the book, Tales of an Uber Minor in College, which highlights the importance of finding and seizing opportunities, and the important roles friendship, mentoring and family play in shaping our lives.


She is living proof that even ordinary people can achieve extraordinary and exceptional things.