Channels TV is reporting that Nigerian Emmanuel Ohuabunwa graduated last year from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland with a 3.98 GPA, breaking a university record. Aged 22 at the time, Ohuabunwa received his degree in Neuroscience and now attends Yale University for his medical degree.
Speaking about how he moved to the US, Ohuabunwa said “my parents moved the whole family when I was 13 years old. I was about to begin SS1 at Air Force, Ibadan. When I got to the US, I was enrolled with my age mates, which meant at 13, I was in middle school.
“My experience during that year gave me a thick skin. I learned to stand for what I thought was right even when the opposition seemed insurmountable. I also learned to look at the positive in all situations. Even though these kids were bullying me, I was still gaining an opportunity to school in America and nothing would stop me from making the best of this opportunity.
“I knew I wanted to go to the best school in the US. I had heard that Johns Hopkins Hospital had been ranked the number one hospital in the US for the past 21 years and I wanted to be in that environment.’’
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This news brief was written by Kaitlin Higgins, editorial assistant for The Burton Wire.
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