– Emmanuel Nworie’s fortune has changed after he was discovered by Michael Taiwo

– Nworie is a first class mathematics graduate who resorted to petty cassava farming to earn a living

– The young man has been awarded a scholarship for his PhD at a university in Texas, United States

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Emmanuel Nworie, a Nigerian man who resorted to petty cassava farming after graduating with a first class in mathematics, has left the shores of the country for the United States.

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A university in Texas is sponsoring the young man for his PhD after he was discovered by a Nigerian man named Michael Taiwo.

After resorting to cassava farming to earn a living, 1st class mathematics graduate heads to US for PhD

Emmanuel Nworie has been given a scholarship for his PhD in Texas, United States.
Photo credit: @Jarushub
Source: Twitter

The disclosure was made on Twitter by Suraj Oyewale, who expressed gratitude to Taiwo for discovering

Tweeps were excited for Nworie and they flooded the comment section to congratulate him.

@ikedichi wrote:

“Wow, wow, wow. Thank God for this opportunity and thank you @MTforChange for your interest in this young man. I pray this opens up even more doors for himself, his family, and his community and that in due time, he will pay it forward for others to benefit. Congrats!”

@OlayemiOlaoluwa commented:

“Congratulations to him. I remembered when his case was mentioned here. Thanks to @MTforChange. God bless you sir. Greater heights.”

@TrendybyJ reacted:

“I’m soo Happy for him…this is huge!!”

Legit.ng previous reported that Nworie’s story broke people’s hearts after they learnt of his condition.

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It would have been better if he was into mechanized farming. He graduated with a CGPA of 4.92/5.00 from the University of Nigerian, Nsukka (UNN).

It should be noted that the 27-year-old brilliant graduate lost his dad to diabetes and hypertension when he was still in secondary school, a situation that made life very difficult for him.


Tunde Ososanya, a Legit.ng editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He’s passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.

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