A twenty-four-year-old Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara Wednesday made history as he received a Ph.D award in Mathematics at the convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for 2012/2013 academic session.
Oluwadara, whose thesis was adjudged the best in Engineering and Science, having made Cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.0, was described as the youngest Ph.D holder in Africa. He was able to finish the programme within the three years of stipulated period.
He got two first and second degrees in Mathematics (Pure Option) and Physics in 2007 and 2008 respectively, at the age of 18, from the University de Bangui, Central African Republic.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Oluwadara said his achievement was not only “a personal triumph but a triumph of Mathematics as a useful subject of study in Nigeria.”