Young African Lady graduates as a Biochemist with first-class, bags Ph.D. scholarship to University of Cambridge

Young African Lady

An exceptional Nigerian Lady named Paula-Peace James-Okoro has won the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to earn a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry.

This is coming after earning an outstanding first-class degree in Nigeria. Paula-Peace earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Covenant University, Nigeria as the best-graduating student with a 4.98-grade point out of a possible 5.00-grade point.

After her Bachelor’s degree, Paula-Peace proceeded to apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Paula-Peace celebrated her achievement on LinkedIn. She said: “It fills me with so much joy to announce that I have recently begun my fully funded Ph.D. program in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge.

“I was awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship (surreal!) and a Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Research (DTP-MR).”

She however noted that her journey to become a scholar has not been an easy one. “There were moments when it felt like it was impossible to get here – uncertainties, sleepless nights, and emotions. Eventually, all of the hard work paid off even better than I could have imagined,” she explained.



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