WHAT NOBEL AFRICANS DO: Starting from Nigeria

In 2012, Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, from Abia State, South Eastern Nigeria, 22, emerged the best graduating student from renowned John Hopkins University, USA.

He did Nigeria proud by becoming the first black man to make a Grade Point Average of 3.98 out of 4.00 to bag a degree in Neurosciences at the University. He was also adjudged as having the highest honours during the graduation that was held on May 24, 2012.

For his efforts, he won a scholarship to Yale University to pursue a degree in Medicine, graduating in 2017.

In early 2019, He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, a prestigious honour group that features membership of 17 US Presidents, 37 US Supreme Court Justices, and 136 Nobel Prize winners.

Credit: Nnaemeka Amanze

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