Emmanuel Nworie, a Five star mathematics graduate of the College of Nigeria, Nsukka has stowed a completely subsidized grant at a college in the US to seek after his PhD even without having a graduate degree.
Nworie stowed the grant after a photograph of him cultivating in his town in Ebonyi State attributable to destitution and absence of occupation became famous online via web-based media.
Recall that Yawanigeria in November last year reported that the First Class graduate was languishing on a farmland in Ebonyi State over lack of opportunities.
According to The Cable, the 27-year-old who graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.92/5.00, received three offers from several universities in the southern part of the US.
Nworie emerged as one of the top 23 candidates selected from a pool of 1,509 applicants for the scholarship, covering costs for application fees and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) — a requirement for the graduate application for some courses in the US.
“I started having challenges in 2005 when we struggled with the health of my dad. I have long wanted to be a mathematician. But after my dad passed away, I was deterred because at some point when I was trying to save for undergraduate studies and after two years I couldn’t save enough, so I was frustrate”, Nworie recounts in an interview with The Cable.