MEET The Nigerian Lecturer Who Has Made Nigeria Proud By Emerging As The Overall Best PhD Student in Thailand
A Nigerian lecturer has lifted the flag of Nigeria high in the area of academia with his academic achievement.
The lecturer has his PhD studies in Thailand and after completing his studies, he was adjudged the overall best student.
His name is Dr Auwal Bala Abubakar and he was under the Faculty of Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
He won Thailand’s Highest Journal Citation Report (JCR), after his PhD dissertation in mathematical science.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Trust, he spoke about how he was able to become the besy student saying;
“There is a foundation called Dr. Tab Nilanhidi Foundation under the Faculty of Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
This foundation at the end of each academic year, will request all universities in Thailand to submit dissertation of all their graduating students which includes undergraduate, Masters and PhD.
After the universities submit to them, they will categorize them based on discipline. For example, Mathematics category, Physics, Chemistry and so on. Under each category, they will assess the outputs of each dissertation based on Journal Citation Report (JCR) impact factor and select the three candidates with the highest impact factor.
Alhamdulillah, I was lucky to be among the three under Mathematics category and also best of the three, that is the winner. That foundation I mentioned above organizes and hosts the award every year.”