- In 2017, Zimbabwean-born Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe made history by becoming Africa’s youngest student to bag a PhD
- The smart woman obtained her doctoral degree from North-West University (NWU) in industrial and organisational psychology
- Now, the lovely lady is moulding other students and working hard as a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg
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A young woman born in Zimbabwe, who became Africa’s youngest woman to obtain a PhD, is killing it in the field of academia.
Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe, who was raised in Botswana, was just 23 when she landed her doctoral qualification in industrial and organisational psychology from North-West University (NWU) in 2017.
Musawenkosi then obtained her honour’s and master’s degrees from the same institution at the ages of 20 and 21, respectively.
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According to The Herald, the smart woman previously worked at the University of the Free State. But now, the go-getter is an entire senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, mentoring other eager students.
“As young people, it is important to accrue the right character traits. Don't let anyone tell you that you are substandard, under par or unworthy of having a dream. Be daring, bold, and aggressive in your pursuit of success.”
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Lara Gbonigi said:
Nii Abbey reacted:
“Such an astounding feat! Congratulations.”
Sampson Daniels wrote:
“Absolutely awesome! Congrats!”
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Source: Briefly News