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Young African man bags PhD in Cell Biology, celebrates achievements

A young African man named Jude Okoye has bagged his Phd in Cell Biology at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University(UNIZIK) In Nigeria.

Jude Okoye is a Nigerian man who bagged his doctorate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at UNIZIK, Nigeria. He took to Linkedin to celebrate his achievement of reachiching the highest academic milestone.

He shared that he lost his father, who had wanted to send him to university after he finished high school. As a result, his elder brother ended up sponsoring his university fees. 

He said his brother initially sponsored him when he enrolled at Ebonyi State University, Nigeria for a bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Science. However, they encountered financial challenges, which led him to establish his own business.



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Jude stated that through his small business, he was able to sponsor himself through the university and was at the same time saving up for his master’s degree adding that his dream was to become a teacher and researcher.

He said it was during his National Youth Service year, that his undergraduate project supervisor offered him a master of Science admission. Jude earned his master’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science at UNIZIK.

He mentioned that it was the day he defended his Masters thesis that he received a Job offer and his Head of Department also extended an offer of PhD admission to him. Jude said he learned that consistently putting in effort will lead to success.


Jude also added that making daily contributions to your thesis will help you complete it. He thanked his wife stating that the completion of the doctorate was made possible through her unwavering support and also his supervisors, Vice-Chancellor, colleagues, and mentors.

Advising other Ph.D. aspirants or candidates, he said it is important to actively look for and connect with mentors as experienced mentors can greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a Ph.D. program.


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