- Prince Abudu, a young man, is in a celebratory mood after achieving a remarkable milestone in his academic career despite prevailing challenges
- Abudu graduated with a doctorate in computer science after almost dropping out of school
- The Zimbabwean says he took the decision to stay on despite nearly giving up on his education
A man, Prince Abudu, is in a celebratory mood after achieving a long term dream of acquiring a doctorate in computer science despite almost dropping out.
Abudu took to the Linkedln networking and social media platform to share the good news.
The man, who hails from Zimbabwe, graduated from the University of Oxford despite the challenges that befell him in the journey to success.
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He said he had nursed the dream of acquiring a philosophical doctorate degree in computer science right from his years as an undergraduate.
The graduate of Kutama college, Zimbabwe, said it wasn't all rosy adding that at certain points in the journey, he considered giving up and throwing in the towel as it proved to be a herculean task.
He became successful after four academic publications.
Going down memory lane about how it all started out, Abudu said it all began in 2012 after he won the Andrew Young International scholarship.
He was one of the 10 persons to be selected for the scholarship award initiated by the Higher Life Foundation and Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa’s vision to support orphaned children in Zimbabwe.
In a post on Linkedln seen by Legit.ng, Prince said:
"It all began in 2012 when I won the Andrew Young International Scholarship being selected as 1 of 10 students to study at Morehouse College through an initiative of Higher Life Foundation and Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa’s vision to support orphaned children in Zimbabwe.
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"In 2016, Lee Richardson and John Brown at Morehouse College encouraged me to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship. Again, I won the scholarship being selected as 1 of 2 scholars from Zimbabwe to read any degree at the University of Oxford."
"I made the decision to read for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science straight after my undergraduate degree. Reading for a DPhil in Computer Science at Oxford was tough, trying and a test of character.
"I wanted to give up many times. Nonetheless, giving up is never an option. Four publications later, I passed my DPhil/PhD viva after comprehensively discussing the contributions to the Computer Science set out in my thesis titled: 'Communicating Recurrent Neural Networks in Resource Constrained Systems'. Thanks to my supervisor Andrew Markham who provided stellar guidance throughout my studies."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported how a Nigerian man who goes by the name Dr B-Bay on Twitter has shared an inspiring story of triumph that shows that just anything is possible if one is dedicated enough.
According to his post on the micro-messaging platform, he migrated to the US in 2000 without knowing how to speak or write the English Language.
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