A young Nigerian, Ifesinachi Ezeh, has beat Russian records for being the first and the only African to graduate with GPA 5.0.
Ezeh won international acclaim for finishing his master’s degree at Saint Petersburg Agrarian University in Russia with distinction and for his edge-cutting research in agronomy. His academic excellence in his masters programme earned him a Ph.D. scholarship.
A facebook user, Hannah Ojo wrote on the exploits of this young Nigerian whose aim is to tackle the food crisis in his fatherland. Read her account of Ezeh’s achievements below:
Ifesinachi Nelson Ezeh, a 26-year-old Nigerian, has dazzled Russia with his brilliance. Enugu State-born student finished his master’s degree in agronomy at Saint Petersburg State Agrarian University, graduating with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0 – the highest Russia has ever recorded.
Ifesinachi’s feat was celebrated by Russians during the university’s graduation. Russia’s ministry of agriculture and the school leadership showered encomiums on him, praising his dedication to quality research and academic excellence.
His journey to success started from a newspaper in 2008, when he read about a scholarship scheme to study in Russia. Then, he had just enrolled at the Nigerian College of Aviation Studies in Zaria, Kaduna State. But, Ifesinachi forfeited the admission for the scholarship.
According to Ifesinachi Ezeh, his father got the information about the scholarship and encouraged him to apply. The scholarship is a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and other countries, including Russia, Cuba, China and Libya.
“I was among the top five students selected at the College of Aviation after the scholarship examination. This got my dad excited,” Ezeh said.
“I was waiting to resume at the college when I received a call from Abuja, inviting me to come for the scholarship interview. The urgency of the information gave me no room for preparation. But, I went for the interview and traveled to Russia for study.”
This post was brought to the attention of The Trent by Sola Kuti and Tchidi Chiemeziem.