Nigerian First Class Graduate Who Begged For Job in 2021 Becomes Provost Scholar in US

Nigerian First Class Graduate Who Begged For Job in 2021 Becomes Provost Scholar in US

  • Two years ago, a Nigerian first-class graduate took to Twitter (now X) to seek job opportunity
  • He revealed that he had a first-class degree and a master’s degree in plant genetics and molecular biology
  • His tweet went viral at the time and attracted the attention of many people who offered him advice and guidance

Timilehin Sunmonu, a Nigerian first-class graduate who begged for job on Twitter (now X) two years ago, has secured a fully funded PhD in the US.

The man disclosed that he was a first-class student of Botany from the University of Ibadan as well as a master's graduate of plant genetics and molecular biology from the same university.

Photo of Sunmonu
Man narrates his success story. Photo credit: @sunmonu/Twitter
Source: Twitter

He thanked everyone who offered advice that led to his academic success as PhD student at the University of Minnesota.

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He wrote:

“I posted this approximately two years ago. Thanks to everyone that reposted. I also appreciate the advise and guidance I received from a lot of people. I’m happy to inform you all that I’m now a PhD student at the University of Minnesota, USA. Gracias!”

Speaking briefly with another first-class graduate, Joy Abuga, she told she would not be relocating abroad anytime due to one reason:

"If there's anything I want to be, is being a present daughter. I cannot and would not want to leave my parents especially now old age is drawing near. The only thing that will keep them strong is the Love from their children and I want to shower every single love I have in me on them while they're still here with me.Although there is no job at the moment, I will keep looking for one."

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See the tweet below:

First-class graduate of accounting displays her result, seeks employment

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Facebook user identified as Ukan Kurugh shared a photo of a young lady, Kura Benedicta, alongside a photo of her degree certificate.

He highlighted that Kura, who hails from Gboko, Benue state, graduated with a first-class degree in accounting from Federal University Wukari and did her NYSC at Rivers State University.

He said despite her impressive academic achievement, Kura has been unable to secure a job or find a stable means of support.

Man who scored 8 A’s in WAEC gets special message from US govt

In another related story, reported that a brilliant Nigerian man, Olowookere Victor Oluwaferanmi, who was praised for his academic achievement also landed a big offer.

In an earlier report, the young man revealed how he made eight A's in his WAEC before going ahead to bag first class in engineering at the university level with a CGPA of 4.86/5.00.

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While people were in his comment section praising him, an American government organisation called EducationUSA Abuja reached out to him.


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