First Nigerian Professors: Pioneering Achievements in Different Academic Fields

First Nigerian Professors: Pioneering Achievements in Different Academic Fields- Part 1

Nigeria is a country filled with great people. Western education was introduced into what will become Nigeria, in the late 1800s by Christian missionaries. Slowly, schools spread across and a new generation of indigenous students emerge. With the establishment of the first university at Ibadan in 1948, there was a rapid growth in the number of university graduates. Continue reading “First Nigerian Professors: Pioneering Achievements in Different Academic Fields”

From Ph.D Mathematics to a Musician: Story of Lawrence Udeigwe

Ph.D Mathematics
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Manhattan college professor, Lawrence Udeigwe is a man of odd forms. He is a mathematician cum musician. Udeigwe studied for a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics. He studied further and bagged a Masters degree then a Ph.D in applied mathematics.

With a doctorate, he began a career as a mathematics college professor. Continue reading “From Ph.D Mathematics to a Musician: Story of Lawrence Udeigwe”

Nigerian – Canadian Professor share her Visa Rejection Experience

Prof. Rita Orji Nigerian - Canadian professor

Prof. Rita Orji is a Nigerian-Canadian top rated research scholar at the department of Computer science, Dalhousie University. She graduated with a first class from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa. She went abroad for a Master’s and Doctorate degree.

This is her brief story¬†with an Easter theme. A massive encouragement. Continue reading “Nigerian – Canadian Professor share her Visa Rejection Experience”

Harvard University’s First Female President of Colour Appointed

Claudine Gay Harvard University 30th President

In this episode of shining the spotlight, we have breaking news of the appointment for the 30th Harvard University President. NYTimes reports that Harvard University announced on Thursday that its new president would be Claudine Gay

Harvard University names Claudine Gay as the first person of color president

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Nigerian Computer Scientist Giving Hope to Amputees

Dr. Oluwarotimi Samuel Nigerian Robotics and computer
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On this edition of Shinning the Spotlight, we are in China. A proper African and Nigerian is doing amazing stuff. See previous editions of Shinning the Spotlight.

Oluwarotimi Samuel, Robotics Expert creating solutions

Nigerian scientist and engineering researcher, Dr. Oluwarotimi Samuel is blazing the trail in an uncommon field. He is working to find a solution to amputees who lost their arm. This amazing research involves
developing a technology (both software and hardware) that gives them a better quality of life. Continue reading “Nigerian Computer Scientist Giving Hope to Amputees”