Youngest African PhD becomes an Associate Professor at 29

Youngest African PhD Musawenkosi

Today’s episode of Shinning the Spotlight is on a Zimbabwean based in South Africa. Her story is inspiring. It shows that for African women, they can achieve much despite cultural pull backs.

Youngest African PhD Musawenkosi, becomes an Associate Professor at 29

Dr. Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe, the young scholar who broke records for her doctorate degree has been appointed as an Associate Professor. Musawenkosi became a professor at University of Johannesburg recently. She joined UoJ as a Senior lecturer in 2021. With this recent achievement, Dr. Musawenkosi has attained another record, becoming one of the youngest professors on the African continent.

Dr. Musawenkosi is not new to breaking records. In 2017, the Zimbabwean made history being the youngest individual to receive a PhD in Africa. She was only 23 years old. The previous record holder, a Nigerian made the record at age 24.

Musawenkosi earned Bachelor of Commerce with honors at North-West University at age 19. She studied further for a Master’s degree and then a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from NWU in 2017.

She has become an example for young Africans. So, as a model of the the possibility of climbing the academic ladder to the peak. Postgraduate Nigeria celebrates this African amazon. Musawenkosi, the youngest African PhD becomes an Associate Professor at 29

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