Meet one of Africa’s youngest ever holders of a PhD aged 24

Meet one of Africa’s youngest ever holders of a PhD aged 24

- Hallowed Olalouwa a Nigerian genius got his first degree at the age of 14

- He bagged his masters in both mathematics and physics at 19

- At just 24 he obtained his PhD in mathematics making him one of Africa's youngest ever PhD holders

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Hallowed Olaoluwa, a 30-year-old Nigerian, is one of Africa’s youngest-ever PhD holders.

According to a LinkedIn post by Adebayo Ilupeju, he got his bachelor at the age of 14, double bachelor's degree at 17 before he went ahead to get his masters in mathematics and physics at 19.

It should be noted that he got two masters as a teenager, making his a very special case in the Central African Republic. He was born on September 27, 1989.

Briefly.co.za learned that he came back to his birth country, Nigeria, in 2011 and got his PhD at the University of Lagos in mathematics within the space of three years.

That made him one of the youngest student with a doctorate degree in Africa in the field at the age of 24.

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A collage of Olaoluwa at different phases of his academic pursuit. Photo source: Next Einstein Forum

A collage of Olaoluwa at different phases of his academic pursuit. Photo source: Next Einstein Forum
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, a 25-year-old law graduate has set a new record as the youngest person to obtain a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of Pretoria.

The young academic completed his doctoral thesis in January of this year. Marko Svicevic obtained completed his LLB degree in 2017 and registered for an LLM in 2018, while working as a research associate.

According to Marko, his supervisor advised he apply to study an LLD due to the quality and nature of his research work.

His thesis examined and analysed United Nations Security Council authorisation of the use of force in international law.

His professors have expressed pride in his work and achievements. Scenic will graduate during the April graduation season at the autumn graduation ceremonies. He plans to continue his studies with a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Johannesburg in 2020.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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