- Bello Sambo Bello, a young engineer who got his PhD at the age of 30 said one of his biggest challenges is working hard
- The PhD holder also said that having a doctoral degree at the very young age has sharpened his ability for critical thinking among others
- Bello added that having a PhD without a career could make one rely on literature review when looking for research gaps to fill
Bello Sambo Bello, a young academic doctor and engineer from Katsina state, has revealed how he bagged his PhD at the age of 30.
In an interview with Daily Trust, the engineer said that he finished with a great WAEC result in 2007, after which he immediately proceeded to the Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus for higher studies.
After getting a degree in electrical electronics, he went for his masters in engineering control systems and instrumentation at the University of Huddersfield, UK.
When asked what was motivated him to det his doctoral degree, the young engineer attributed it his project supervisor.
Bello said that after he graduated MSc with distinction and came top of his class, he was advised not rest on his oars but go ahead and study for his PhD.
The engineer said that having a doctorate degree at such age improved his critical thinking, resilience, and his ability to collaborate.
“I can confidently say that my critical thinking, horizon and resilience are at an all-time high. I have also improved a lot on my ability to collaborate with teams and make the most of peer reviews/critique,” he said.
He also added that the biggest challenges he has faced his pursuit are the continued ability to remain patient, work hard in his field, and meet deadlines.
“The biggest challenge of being in such a specialist discipline is the ability to remain patient, work persistently hard to interlock the civil, electrical mechanical and computing aspects of my daily activities as a researcher.
“Of course, there is the constant race to meet project deadlines before time and below budget to keep clients happy,” he said.
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When he was finally asked what is the hurdle for a PhD holder without a career, Bello said that his colleagues who had work experience had a better use make contributions to knowledge without the need for review to know places lacking research.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Misitura Lawal-Arowona, a Nigerian PhD student in the department of chemistry, University of Ilorin, on Friday, August 9, came third in an international conclave event in Chennai, India.
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