Now 30, Hallowed Olaoluwa is one of Africa’s youngest doctor of mathematics and a professor.
According to a LinkedIn post by Adebayo Ilupeju, he got his bachelor degree at the age of 14, double bachelor’s degree at 17, before he went ahead to get his masters in mathematics and physics at 19.
It should be noted that he got two masters as a teenager, making his a very special case in the Central African Republic. He was born on September 27, 1989.
He came back to his birth country, Nigeria, in 2011 and got his PhD at the University of Lagos in mathematics within the space of three years.
That made him the youngest student with a doctorate degree in Africa in the field at the age of 24.
See his post below:
Hallowed Olaoluwa, 30, is the continent’s youngest doctor of mathematics and a professor at Harvard.
Nigerian born in 1989 in Bangui (RCA), bachelor at 14, double bachelor’s degree at 17, then double master (maths and physics) at 19.
Among the most promising African researchers of the moment, Nigerian Hallowed Olaoluwa stands out because of his academic background that commands admiration.
At the age of 13, he was the youngest student in the Central African Republic (CAR) to obtain a bachelor’s degree, with the highest score in mathematics.
He continued his studies separately in both streams and at the age of 19 obtained two master’s degrees. In this respect, it remains a unique case in CAR.
In 2011, he returned to his country and enrolled at the University of Lagos where he obtained a doctorate in mathematics in less than three years (2013).
At only 23 years old, he was the youngest student to obtain a doctorate in mathematics on African soil. He is also the major of his promotion.