Kigali’s University Don leads AECRA’s inaugural training series on pursuing a PhD in Africa

The inaugural training of the African Early-Career Researchers’ Academy will be led by Professor Nnamdi Madichie of Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Professor Nnamdi will lead members of the Academy and other interested members of the public through the process of completing a PhD in Africa, according to the Steering Committee. Professor Nnamdi will talk about his time as a PhD student and as a supervisor of numerous doctoral candidates in Africa.

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My PhD Experience : Hunting for a PhD and Selecting a Working Topic

For me, joining the race for a PhD was to advance my career. I have always loved teaching. And I “rose through the ranks” from being a primary school teacher pre admission for first degree to becoming a teacher in the university. That is why I tell people there is no level of education I have not taught in Nigeria. There was once a time that it would be difficult for me to visit any tertiary institution in the South West without meeting a student I had once taught. I found it easy to gravitate towards teaching after my first degree. I spent the first four years post first degree teaching and molding the younger generation in a secondary school. I also enrolled for a Master’s degree. So, when I was beginning to feel some kind of internal frustration, I quit.

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