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Young Nigerian woman becomes the first-ever blind person to bag PhD at UI, shines across the world

A young Nigerian woman named Ifeoma Bibiana Okoli has achieved a remarkable feat as she made history as the first-ever blind person to earn a PhD at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Ifeoma Okoli obtained her Doctorate degree in Philosophy from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her journey to visual impairment was when she was just 8 years old saying her mother sensed it when she checked her notebooks and discovered that she was writing above the margin.

The situation forced Ifeoma to drop out of school at the commencement of her final examination in secondary school. Since then she has been battling with failing eyesight due to a degenerative eye disease known as Retinitis Pigmentosa.

She was able to continue her studies through the assistance of a cloistered nun enrolled at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, Obudu, Cross River State.

 

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Upon receiving the requisite skills that will enable her to pursue her academic dreams, Ifeoma promised herself with a determined mindset that she would pursue her academic studies to the highest possible level.

Ifeoma fulfilled her dreams. She earned her PhD in Special education at the University of Ibadan making history as the first visually impaired PhD holder in her state of origin, Anambra as well as the first blind woman to bag a PhD in her University.

She attributed her achievement to the support and assistance of her family, friends, colleagues, teachers, and all those who believed in her dream and who journeyed alongside her.

Anything is possible with a determined heart, make an effort to apply for a study scholarship in the United States. At Scholarship Region, we keep track of Scholarship opportunities around the world so as to inform you whenever they are available.

We share a lot of opportunities in our WhatsApp group, join the group using THIS LINK to explore these opportunities. Several scholarship opportunities are ongoing in the US, Canada, and Europe. Here are some ongoing scholarships you should check out;

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Rhodes Trust Scholarship

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University of Cape Town Mastercard Scholarship

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University of Cape Town Mastercard Scholarship Program is to transition promising young people from beneficiaries to benefactors, preparing them with the necessary values, knowledge,...
University College Cork (UCC) Masters Scholarships

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University College Cork (UCC) Masters Scholarships is to enable highly motivated students from developing countries gain skills and knowledge to make an immense impact...
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship

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The Government of Ireland Scholarship Programme is funding across all disciplines for International Students to deliver new possibilities for the future, within Ireland and...

In another story, a young black woman named Jenelle Rouse has achieved a remarkable feat as she made history as the first deaf person to earn a PhD in Canada.

Jennelle Rouse obtained her Doctorate degree in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Her educational journey began when she completed of the Deaf and Hard Hearing Teacher Education Program at York University in Canada. Read more about Jennelle HERE.

 

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Young Nigerian woman becomes the first-ever blind person to bag PhD at UI, shines across the world

A young Nigerian woman named Ifeoma Bibiana Okoli has achieved a remarkable feat as she made history as the first-ever blind person to earn a PhD at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Ifeoma Okoli obtained her Doctorate degree in Philosophy from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her journey to visual impairment was when she was just 8 years old saying her mother sensed it when she checked her notebooks and discovered that she was writing above the margin.

The situation forced Ifeoma to drop out of school at the commencement of her final examination in secondary school. Since then she has been battling with failing eyesight due to a degenerative eye disease known as Retinitis Pigmentosa.

She was able to continue her studies through the assistance of a cloistered nun enrolled at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, Obudu, Cross River State.

 

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Upon receiving the requisite skills that will enable her to pursue her academic dreams, Ifeoma promised herself with a determined mindset that she would pursue her academic studies to the highest possible level.

Ifeoma fulfilled her dreams. She earned her PhD in Special education at the University of Ibadan making history as the first visually impaired PhD holder in her state of origin, Anambra as well as the first blind woman to bag a PhD in her University.

She attributed her achievement to the support and assistance of her family, friends, colleagues, teachers, and all those who believed in her dream and who journeyed alongside her.

Anything is possible with a determined heart, make an effort to apply for a study scholarship in the United States. At Scholarship Region, we keep track of Scholarship opportunities around the world so as to inform you whenever they are available.

We share a lot of opportunities in our WhatsApp group, join the group using THIS LINK to explore these opportunities. Several scholarship opportunities are ongoing in the US, Canada, and Europe. Here are some ongoing scholarships you should check out;

2O23 ONGOING SCHOLARSHIPS

Study-In-Australia: 2022 Australian Government Research Scholarship for International Students

Study-In-Australia: 2023 Australian Government Research Training Program For International Students

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Australian Government Research Training Program is currently open for applications from suitably qualified international students who wish to commence a program at Griffith University and other Australian...
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships

Study-In-UK: 2024 Commonwealth Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries (Fully-funded)

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The agency-nominated Commonwealth Masters scholarship programme, one of the three scholarships offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission is NOW available for interested applicants. The Commonwealth...
Study-In-UK: University of Cambridge MasterCard Foundation Scholar Program For African Students

Study-In-UK: 2024 University of Cambridge Mastercard Scholarships For African Students

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University of Cambridge Mastercard Scholarships is designed to provide talented students from Africa with fully funded opportunities to complete their master’s training, grow in...
Pan African University (PAU) Scholarship Program

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Pan African University (PAU) Scholarship Program is a Premier continental university network whose mission is to provide quality postgraduate education geared towards the achievement...

In another story, a young black woman named Jenelle Rouse has achieved a remarkable feat as she made history as the first deaf person to earn a PhD in Canada.

Jennelle Rouse obtained her Doctorate degree in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Her educational journey began when she completed of the Deaf and Hard Hearing Teacher Education Program at York University in Canada. Read more about Jennelle HERE.

 

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