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African lady with a first-class degree in biochemistry wins a Ph.D. scholarship to the University of Cambridge

Please meet Paula-Peace. After graduating as a first-class student in Nigeria, James-Okoro was awarded the renowned Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Biochemistry.

Covenant University in Nigeria awarded Paula-Peace a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. With a CGPA of 4.98 out of a possible 5.00, she was the best graduating student.

Following her Bachelor’s degree, Paula-Peace applied for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which is offered to excellent and outstanding applicants from countries other than the United Kingdom to study a full-time postgraduate degree program in any topic accessible at the University of Cambridge.

Paula-Peace celebrated her achievement on LinkedIn. “It fills me with great excitement to share that I have recently begun my fully funded Ph.D. program in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge,” she said on LinkedIn. I received a coveted Gates Cambridge Scholarship as well as a Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Research (DTP-MR).”

Also, she mentioned that her journey was not really an easy one. She said “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.”

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