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Big Ups! She’s 18, Nigerian, a College Graduate & She’s already got Plans for her Doctoral Degree



18-year-old Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu is inspiring us with her drive and quest for knowledge.

The Nigerian teen just graduated summa cum laude from Howard University with a degree in Chemical Engineering but she’s not stopping there…she already has plans to get her doctoral degree.

Nkechiyere has made history as the youngest person to graduate from Howard this year, and one of the youngest in Howard’s history.

According to USA Today College, she’s now preparing to start a Ph.D. program at the University of California-Davis after the summer ends. She’ll be studying biomedical engineering with a focus on creating and discovering new medicines.

Nkechiyere had a chat with USA Today College on how she was able to cope with being away from her immediate family while in school, her course choice and more. Read that here.

In the next few months, a graduate program is not all that is on Nkechiyere’s mind as she reveals that she’s also working on a book called “Tales of an Uber Minor in College”.


  1. FifiLa

    June 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Well done ?????


    June 3, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Congrats dear. This is the best compensation for mom and dad right now. More greater heights. Cheers

  3. Ethio

    June 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Nkechi I comot nyash for you ooooo!, it takes more than just provident parents to get into college at such a young age and graduate cum laud,your parents are so lucky!

  4. Bruness

    June 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Here iam again tapping into this special case for my uber children ooo. Congrats Nkechi your family must be uber proud.

  5. Pink

    June 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Congratulations girl! Shine on ???

  6. Asake

    June 3, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    ?????Summa cum laude ????????

  7. Authentic Sunshine

    June 3, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Please more of this type of news to celebrate us and to tell the world we’re not all schemers.
    Congrats girrrl. !!!!

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