Emmanuel Nworie, a first-class mathematics graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who went viral in 2020 has finally relocated to United States after securing a fully-funded scholarship at an American university.
Earlier reports detailed how Emmanuel went into farming in Ebonyi state owing to poverty and a lack of platform to utilise his knowledge.
The 27-year-old, who graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.92/5.00, had experienced a life of hardship prior to his application for the Michael Taiwo (MT) Scholarship.
Subsequently he was then selected to undergo a PhD in mathematics at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.
In a new update on Facebook, Michael Taiwo informed people that Emmanuel has finally arrived in the United States.
He shared a photo of the math graduate in US and wrote in part:
”Nine months. That’s the time between conception and delivery; seed and harvest; potential and reality. Nine months ago, I came across a brilliant young man through our Michael Taiwo Scholarship initiative.
”I call him a mathematical genius: straight A’s in collegiate Math courses and gold medal winner in a (Nigerian) National Mathematics competition. Yet, he was quite poor, he told us it would take him 6 to 7 years to save for the exams and fees needed to apply to graduate school… The rest is history.
As I write this, he is being picked up at the DFW int’l airport to start his PhD program in Computational and Applied Mathematics at the Southern Methodist University!…”
Congratulations Emmanuel Chinweuba Nworie. I know you’ll make us all proud.
Please join me to congratulate him and say thank you to the team that made this happen.”