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Exceptional Nigerian man takes 65 courses in university, scores A in 64 and B in just 1, wins PhD scholarship to US university

A young Nigerian man named Akanji Olawale who took 65 courses at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Nigeria scored an A of distinction in 64 of the courses and a B. He also won a  full scholarship to study for his PhD at Boston University, United States.

Akanji Olawale emerged as the overall best-graduating student of the Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna in Nigeria after he bagged a Cybersecurity degree with a cumulative grade point of 4.99 out of the possible 5.00.

Akanji was not only the overall best-graduating student, he was also awarded the Chief of Air Staff Overall Best Graduating Student and the Commandant Best Graduating Student Department of Cyber Security at his convocation.

Apart from his academic achievements, Akanji served in the Nigerian Airforce for eleven years, juggling studies together with his active Service to Nigeria before retiring from service in 2023.

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”After 11 years of Active Service to my fatherland  Nigeria, today I drew my last paycheck as I say goodbye to the NAF. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. For God and For the Country. Thank you Nigeria Air Force Thank you Nigeria, wish me Happy life in Retirement,” he wrote on Twitter.

Akanji also worked as an Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect Associate and an Amazon Web Services Cloud Security Specialist. He said he wrote the examination a week to his final year first semester examinations.

He added that he studied and practiced with Whizlabs courtesy of a scholarship he won from Tkb417, Cloud Services & Solutions company, practicing with 200 videos, 70 lab sessions, and 23 Practice Questions and still aced his school examinations.


Akanji recently won a fully funded doctorate degree scholarship to Boston University, United States to further his education. He shared his achievement on his Twitter page, saying what he spoke to existence came to pass.

”Exactly 4 years ago, I spoke this into existence. Now we are here,  Shout out to new beginnings, fully Funded PhD Scholarship. Thank God we made it,”he said.

He added that while in the United States,he will sought out to enhance his research skills through access to world-class facilities and return to make a significant contribution in his country, Nigeria.

”I have gone to enhance my research capabilities with world class facilities, i promise to come back to contribute to making you great, but for now happy to say welcome to newest Dispensation,”he said.

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