Visually-Impaired Woman Bags PhD From UI

A Nigerian woman, Ifeoma, has bagged a PhD despite her visual impairment on Wednesday, November 17, from the University of Ibadan (UI).

Ifeoma’s story is inspiring lots of people on social media, as many praised her determination in the face of strong disability.

According to her sister, Ifeoma has set a record of becoming the first visually impaired PhD holder in Anambra state.

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Taking to Facebook, her sister, Nnena Okoli, shared photos of the graduand as she gave all the glory to God for Ifeoma’s achievements. In the photos she shared, she could be seen in her graduation gown.

Speaking further about her sister’s achievement, Nneka said that Ifeoma proved to people that disability is no excuse to stop one from reaching a personal goal.

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The doctorate holder battled failing eyesight for long as she had a disease called retinitis pigmentosa and lost her sight in secondary school during her final examinations.

The woman was nurtured at the St Joseph Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind, Rivers state. With the required skill to succeed, Ifeoma resolved that she was going to become the best she could be academically and she succeeded.


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