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At 24, Nigerian Lady Achieved a BSc and MSc, Started a PhD, and is Now a Lecturer at ESUT

Chinonye Egbo

At the age of 24, a Nigerian lady finished her MSc and became a lecturer at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT.

Chinonye Egbo, the lady, was interviewed by BBC Igbo in a 2021 video.

Even though her father wanted her to be an engineer, Chinonye, then 24, confessed that she has always had a passion for teaching.

Chinonye stated that it was her mother who pressed on her becoming a teacher, which was her heart’s desire.

After completing her BSc with honors, she went on to obtain her MSc with honors.

She also commenced her PhD all at the age of 24. Chinonye said many of her students are marvelled because of her young age. The video resurfaced on Twitter and drew many reactions.

Watch the video below:

Here’s how Nigerians reacted to the news:

@2DavObicytizen said:

“This is my suggestion. Sometimes, invite these kind of ppl to tell their stories because I believe it will inspire many.”

@favourfredy reacted:

“Inspiring. Congrats to Chinonye. If you can reach her, I would like to give some tips on succeeding in academia, especially to be internationally relevant. I am doing this because of her publications I saw online.”

@Freeman9396 said:

“I believe her students will be enjoying her skill of teaching. Very sound mind.”

@Doc_Chudi commented:

“Congrats to her! I love the fact she’s pursuing her life goals. How I wish young people would emulate someone like her.”

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