Most students are just stepping onto a college campus at 18, but Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu, 18, just graduated from Howard University.
Nkechinyere was born and raised in Nigeria and skipped the fifth grade in primary school. At the age of 14, she had already taken the SAT in Nigeria and was accepted to Howard University. Now four years later she is now an 18-year-old Magna Cum Laude graduate with plans to continue her education with aims for to obtain her Ph.D.
According to ABC’s WJLA Chidi-Ogbolu is headed to UC Davis in California to pursue a Ph.D. Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu couldn’t be more excited and humbled by the experience, telling WJLA:
“I was overwhelmed with emotions; it was just a very happy day overall”
Chidi-Ogbolu plans to use her education to help her country, Nigeria. She has a goal to help solve problems such as Ebola, and mental illnesses such as anxiety which is why her studies focus on Chemical Engineering.
“I came into college for Chemical Engineering, because I wanted a really broad field and I like the idea of engineering because it’s basically just solving problems,” said Chidi-Ogbolu.
Congratulations to this special young lady that has a story that is beyond special. Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu is also working on a book that will take us on a journey through her experience as a teenager in college.
— AccusedOfNaiveté (@ebuntohdun_) May 14, 2017