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Nigerian Student Breaks 50-Year Record In Japan

Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 1:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

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.

He speaks English, French, Japanese and Yoruba, 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.

During his time at the university, Ekong won six awards for academic excellence.