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Nigerian man Chibuike Ikepeama gets PhD at 24 from top US school, beats most of his peers

- Nigerian Austin Chibuike Ikepeama has made the nation proud as he got his doctorate degree from the University of Philadelphia at 24

- Born and raised in America, the young man who got his doctorate degree in physical therapy hails from Chokoneze community in Imo state

- According to his brother's Facebook post on Wednesday, May 20, he is the first to have a PhD in their family

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Many Nigerians always shine in their different endeavours abroad. The latest in that crop of people is Austin Chibuike Ikpeama.

According to his brother, Ikpeama O Tochuckwu, Chibuike got his PhD at the young age of 24 after finishing strongly from the University of Sciences, Philadelphia.

An Imo-Indigene, he got a doctorate degree in physical therapy. He is from Chokoneze community in Ezinigittee Mbaise local government. He was born and raised in the US.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man who goes by the name Dr B-Bay on Twitter shared an inspiring story of triumph that shows that just anything is possible if one is dedicated enough.

He said he migrated to the US in 2000 without knowing how to speak or write the English Language.

Eleven years later in 2011, the man swotted hard and graduated high school with a good CGPA of 3.2. He never became self-complacent as he went further to finish college in 2015 with 3.5 CGPA.

In 2020, just when most lives are disrupted with the coronavirus outbreak, he finished Howard University and bagged a doctorate of dental surgery with a CGPA of 3.7. He did not only finished school but did so with several honours and awards.

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Another Nigeran, Seye Oduyale, achieved great success as he graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

His journey did not come on a silver platter as he had to send out a total number of eight school applications before he got admission.

During his application process, Seye quoted his mom as saying: "Send one to Johns Hopkins. You never know what God is capable of."

He also hinted at spending $300,000 (N116,409,000) to fund his education. Seye thanked his mom and everybody who have made sacrifices for him along the way.

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