With his success, he was offered the position of an assistant professor at the young age of 32 in different universities.
The man said before leaving Nigeria, he never thought a young person could ever become a professor.
A young man, Ismai’l Abdulrashid, who was raised and born in Katsina state succeeded in life and became a professor at the age of 32.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust, he revealed that after getting done with his secondary education from Government Secondary School Mani, he proceeded to get his degree in mathematics from the Bayero University Kano.
With help from his mentors, the young man was able to pass a scholarship exam and got a partial scholarship for his masters in pure and applied mathematics.
Later in life, the man proceeded for his PhD at Auburn University. He never rested on his oars and he went to get another masters degree in data science.
After his programme at the university, the man was given the opportunity to become an assistant professor at the Jack Welch College of Business and Technology in Sacred Heart University.
The man revealed that before leaving Nigeria, he used to think that becoming a professor is only achievable in old age.
While abroad, Ismail revealed that he met many people who had their PhDs in their 20s. He said that Nigerian students can achieve the same thing if there is more access to information. The young Nigerian revealed that studying abroad is much better.
“Honestly, I also had the same mindset before leaving Nigeria for Italy. While I was in Italy, I met with very young scientists at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) who have excelled in their different fields. I later realize that the reason people are very successful at their young age is because they have access to information and resources at an early age, and their educational system supports that as well. I met people who obtained their PhDs in their mid 20s while at ICTP, Italy. So, you can understand that if someone can complete his/her PhD before reaching the age of 26, then anything is possible for that person. Their system really supports and helps people achieve those goals.“
“So, I believe it is also possible to achieve these in Nigeria as well. We have the potential and capacity to get there. We need a little push and support to have more access to world class educational resources right from primary to tertiary institutions. We will need to make available the resources that our students need. I believe we will get there, God willing.” Abdulrashid said
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