African Countries Need to Rethink their Education Curricula to meet their Specific National Needs – Kelechukwu Onwukamike

KC: I am Dr Kelechukwu Onwukamike, preferable called KC or Kenny. I am currently a Research Scientist at Procter & Gamble Germany. I was born in Cameroon to Nigerian parents, so I am Nigerian by nationality. I graduated with a First Class Honours in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria in 2011. In 2015, I received a double MSc degree on Functional Advanced Materials & Engineering (FAME) as part of the Erasmus Mundus Masters programme that was done between University of Augsburg, Germany and University of Bordeaux, France. I equally hold a double PhD in Organic and Polymer Chemistry as part of the Marie-Curie Doctoral programme that was done between Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany and University of Bordeaux in France.  Outside of my full time job as a scientist, I run a mentorship platform called DEKEMP (Dr KC Mentorship Platform) that is focused on coaching and mentoring graduate students for international scholarship and careers in general.

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