The Nigerian Student Who Solved a 30 Year Old Math Puzzle

It always puts a smile on the face when you come across stories of young black and African students who are internationally recognized for their ingenuity. Here is one such example about a Nigerian student called Ufot Ukong. He's been breaking the internet and for all the good reasons. 

Below is an excerpt from the Huffington Post 

" A Nigerian student has achieved the highest grades at a Japanese university for the past 50 years, while solving a mathematical equation which was unsolvable 30 years ago, in his first semester.

Ufot Ekong achieved a first in electrical engineering at Tokai University in Tokyo, scoring the best marks since 1965, CCTV Africa reported.

Ekong, from Lagos, also plays the saxophone, and runs a retail wears and accessories shop in Japan called Strictly African Japan.

The Nigerian speaks English, French, Japanese and Yoruba, his country's native language, and paid his way through university himself.

He currently works for Nissan and has already patented two products, as well as making an electric car which reaches up to 128 kmph."

Wow.What an amazing young man! We wish him all the best and hope to hear more good things from him. 


Posted on June 15, 2015 and filed under News.