Professor Of Construction Technology Shares His Academic Story.

Ifeanyi Obi, PhD

 

I told myself I could only turn my story around”- Ifeany Obi, PhD

I graduated with honours (2:2) form my undergraduate studies, which wasn’t an excellent feat. This was due to personal issues and strangely struggles against words spoken to me by a prophet that I won’t do well academically if I ever choose that path.

I applied to 3 Universities in the UK for my Masters studies and got rejected, With that I applied to other Universities in USA, Canada and got rejected as well. With over 16 rejections, I proceeded with great determination to Cyprus to study. I told myself I could only turn my story around. With Increased focus and developed study patterns, I graduated with High Honours (3.8) for my masters studies and was offered a place for PhD  and with same determines and few mistakes as well, I graduated as the best student that year and was the valedictorian.

I wasn’t done with proving myself I can and I’m up to it. I was offered a place as a lecturer and today just under 4 years I became an Associate Professor. Last year, my software BuildTech got approved by the Uk endorsement body and this year obtained an innovator Migrant Visa to establish a software lab in London, collaborating with great minds like Prof Rita Orji, PhD. I have now travelled to almost all the Universities I got rejections from  for my research collaborations or research study visits.

…Never Give Up

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