- Godwin Nwangele, a 25-year-old graduate from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has won the 2020 Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa
- The Nigerian graduate defeated thousands with to emerge winner of the academic prize
- With the winning, he will be joining other post-graduate students across the globe to student at Oxford University
Nigerian Godwin Nwangele, a 25-year-old graduate of electrical and electronics engineering of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has won the 2020 Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa.
According to the press release made available to Legit.ng, Godwin has become the second Nigerian and fourth person from the west part of the continent to win the prize.
Though the prize was established in 1902 in the will of Cecil John Rhodes, it was relaunched in 2017, and has since been a huge support for brilliant post-graduates all around the world.
With the prize, the Nigerian will be joining 100 scholar-elects from around the world to begin studies at Oxford University come October 2020.
Godwin Nwangele is passionate about solving problems with technology. Photo source: Rhodes Trust
The scholarship organization received a whopping amount of 2,783 applications from the region which was whittled down to a longlist of 121 of those who graduated with first class.
Of those longlisted, only 25 applicants were able to make it to the pre-interview stage where further screening were done via phone or Skype.
From the above number, 10 shortlisted candidates made it to the in-person interview where the brilliant Nigerian graduate emerged winner.
It should be noted that Godwin had won many academic awards in the past as he was the best graduate student from his university in 2017 and also the overall best graduating student in engineering in Nigeria as recongised by the Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities.
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One of his enterprises, Greenage Technologies, has provided energy systems across different states of the federation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Victoria Ibiwoye, the director of OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning, was given the Princess Diana Legacy Award alongside 19 other young people changing the world in their own ways.
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