A young and brilliant Nigerian Lady named Priscilla Asikhia has set an outstanding record of being the youngest PhD graduate of Babcock University, South-West, Nigeria, after earning a Doctorate (PhD) degree at the young age of 25.
Priscilla Asikhia started her university education at the age of 15, after overcoming the challenges of being called a girl with no future ambitions by her secondary school principal. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at 19 and proceeded to do her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program. She returned to Babcock University for her Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management, which she completed at 22. She then enrolled for her Ph.D. program in Human Resources and Personnel Administration, which she successfully defended at 25.
Priscilla Asikhia is not only an academic achiever, but also a professional with two years of work experience at Emzor Pharmaceuticals as an HR and Unified Payments as a Business Operation Specialist. She believes that she can add value to the nation and the world at large with the knowledge and skills she has acquired in the past 10 years of education. She attributes her success to God and to the verse of scripture that says “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Priscilla Asikhia is a role model for young Nigerians who aspire to excel in their academic pursuits and careers. She has shown that age is not a barrier to achieving one’s dreams and that hard work, determination, and faith can overcome any obstacle. She has also demonstrated that education is a powerful tool for personal development and social transformation.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post about Priscilla Asikhia, the brilliant Nigerian lady who bagged a Bachelor’s degree at 19, a Master’s degree at 22, and a Ph.D. at 25.
Another amazing Lady worth mentioning is Maria Aretha James, a remarkable individual whose journey in the academic world has already left an unforgettable mark. At the young age of 24 she earned her doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University in the United States.
Originally from the breathtaking islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Dr. Maria James became a true shining star among her peers. In a graduating class of 20 students at Towson University, she stood out, and rightly so, as one of only two Black individuals, making her accomplishments even more outstanding.
Her academic odyssey began with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Oakwood University in Alabama, USA. All along her educational journey, Maria’s brilliance and extraordinary abilities were evident to her faculty members and family. They always knew she had something special within her, and her achievements have filled them with immense pride. Read more about Maria educational exploits here.
Priscilla and Maria are exceptional ladies. We at Rising Africa, want to celebrate them and wish them well in all their future endeavors’.