- A Nigerian woman, Ifeoma, has set a big record in UI as she graduated with a PhD despite her visual impairment
- Ifeoma's story inspired people on social media as many praised her determination in the face of strong disability
- According to her sister, the woman has gone ahead to become the first visually impaired PhD holder in Anambra state
A woman, Ifeoma Bibiana Okoli, has inspired many people with her story. Despite being visually impaired, the woman bagged her doctorate degree on Wednesday, November 17, from the University of Ibadan (UI).
Taking to Facebook, her sister, Nnena Okoli, shared photos of the graduand as she gave all the glory to God for Ifeoma’s achievements. In the photos she shared, she could be seen in her graduation gown.
A record maker
Speaking further about her sister’s achievement, Nneka said that Ifeoma proved to people that disability is no excuse to stop one from reaching a personal goal.
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According to the sister, Ifeoma is the first visually-impaired person to get a PhD in UI and the first from her home state, Anambra.
She conquered it all
The doctorate degree holder battled failing eyesight for long as she had a disease called retinitis pigmentosa and lost her sight in secondary school during her final examinations. The woman was nurtured at the St Joseph Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind, Rivers state.
With the required skill to succeed, Ifeoma resolved that she was going to become the best she could be academically and she succeeded.
See her photos below:
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions from people below:
Nkechi Omeje - Isienyi said:
"Congratulations Dr Ify, your life is a full testimony."
Chris Nfiaji said:
"Congratulations and God's continued upliftment."
Nkem Amaka said:
"Congratulations my big sister, God will bless u the more."
Emman Ozoemena said:
"Congratulations to Dr. Ifeoma. Well done. Daluu."
Godwin Adindu said:
"This is the most inspiring story I have read in the week."
Okwy Macfoy Akachukwu said:
"Congratulations . Many more glorious achievements ahead."
Young lady bagged PhD
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian lady identified as Abisola Osoko-Fabunmi bagged a PhD in Marketing at the age of 27 from Covenant University.
Taking to her LinkedIn page to make the disclosure, Abisola said she emerged as the best PhD student in Marketing with a CGPA of 4.83.
In her words:
"Last week Friday, I was awarded a PhD degree in Marketing with specialization in Brand Equity, Customer Loyalty, and Customer Relationship Management. I emerged the best Phd student in Marketing with a CGPA of 4.83."