Oluwadara, 24-year-old, gets Ph.D inMathematics

TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Olaoluwa Hallowed
Oluwadara Wednesday received a Ph.D award in
Mathematics at the
convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos
(UNILAG) for 2012/2013 academic session.
Oluwadara, whose thesis was adjudged the best in
Engineering and Science, having made Cumulative
Grade Point Average of 5.0, was described as the
youngest Ph.D holder in Africa. He was able to finish
the
programme within the three years of stipulated
period.
He got two first and second degrees in Mathematics
(Pure Option) and Physics in 2007 and 2008
respectively, at the age of 18, from the Universite de
Bangui, Central African Republic.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Oluwadara said
his achievement was not only “a personal triumph
but a triumph of Mathematics as a useful subject of
study in
Nigeria.”

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