Resilient man who earned a degree and 2 masters while in prison set to bag his PhD

Resilient man who earned a degree and 2 masters while in prison set to bag his PhD

- Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski earned his undergraduate degree and two masters while in prison

- The man was handed a 16-year jail sentence for the importation of class A drugs

- Stephen bagged his BSc in Social Science and two masters from The Open University and Oxford Brooks respectively in the UK

- The resilient black man is set to graduate with his PhD in criminology

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Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski, an ex-convict and lecturer, has transformed his life through education after he earned his undergraduate degree and two master’s while serving a 16-year jail sentence.

Without any qualification, he managed to defy the odds and studied to earn a degree from The Open University and two masters from Oxford Brooks, both in the UK.

The resilient Black man started studying for his BSc in Social Science with The Open University while he was in prison. Legit.ng gathered that Stephen was serving a 16-year jail sentence for the importation of class A drugs.

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Resilient Black man who earned a degree and 2 master's while in prison set to bag his PhD (Photos)

Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski is a lecturer who was once incarcerated. He earned a degree and two master's in jail. He's set to bag a PhD. Photo credit: theinfong.com and UGC
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In spite of the major setbacks and bitter life experiences, Stephen managed to transform his life, and his extraordinary story has inspired many across the world.

50.open.ac.uk reports that Stephen defines his decision to pursue a degree as a ''seminal moment in his life''.

Stephen is now studying for his PhD in criminology while working part-time as the regional manager for The Open University’s Students.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a former inmate in America is giving herself a big rebranding as she is contesting for congress in Tennesse, gunning to become the first black woman in the state for the position.

The primary election will be taking place on Thursday, August 6. She will be contesting against Jim Cooper who has held the seat for 17 years.

Forty-two-year-old Haynes believes she is the change that the district needs. It should be noted that she started serving her prison term when Cooper was elected in 2013.

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After jail term, she bagged a law degree and afterwards got more than six years of experience as a public defender in Nashville.

She said that her experience defending people is part of what has made her a better fit for the seat. Haynes' problem with the law was said to have been caused by an older man she was dating when she was 19 years.

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