- A lady has taken to social media to celebrate getting a PhD in style
- The lady identified as Dr Svenja Lohmann however flaunted a ring she got in recognition of her achievement
- Mixed reactions has since trailed her revelation
A lady 'turned heads' as she celebrated becoming the latest PhD holder in town.
In a Twitter post she made, the lady identified as Dr Svenja Lohmann surprisingly flaunted a golden ring she got in recognition of her success.
While expressing sadness that she may not get to attend a graduation ceremony, Svenja said she is happy she got the doctoral ring - which she customized with her name and year of graduation.
The Swedish institution where she ran her programme wasn't however disclosed.
Her tweet read:
"In Sweden you can get a special ring when you obtain a PhD (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctoral_ring)! Due to covid I'm not sure if I will ever have a graduation ceremony, but I'm very happy that I got my doctoral ring now."
In Sweden, according to Wikpedia, a doctoral ring may be bestowed on a person upon the completion of one's PhD programme in the country.
It usually comes with a doctoral hat which goes with the regalia. While the hat has no use outside academic events, the ring is worn daily on the ring finger of the left hand.
Reacting to her feat and the honour of the ring that came with it @seawells68 said:
"Excellent. Now I want one. In America, you can’t use your Dr. title unless you’re a medical Dr. or an academic professor in a professional/academic setting."
"That's really cool!
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"Did you know in Finland that they give you a sword?
"Which is a whole other way of defending your dissertation."
"I wonder which country gives a bow, or an axe so that the academic fellowship will be complete."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady celebrated bagging a PhD in the US after years of struggling.
According to her, she made $50 per week, took three buses to work and got paid $5.60 per hour. The woman, who said she was given a childhood pet name that means worthless woman, disclosed that she also worked as a nursing assistant.
Nwamaka said she started education all over again from English 101 at a community college and worked three jobs while raising 3 boys despite the fact that she was in school full time.
The Nigerian national said she worked night shifts at a hospital for over 15 year so as to go to school in daytime