Cynthia Falegan, a graduate of Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo (UT) in Ohio, USA, without the need for a Master’s Degree.

In a statement, ABUAD’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Femi Olofintila, shared that a letter dated March 20, 2024, and signed by UT’s Acting Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs, Dr. Daniel J. Hammel, congratulated Falegan on her well-deserved admission.

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Dr. Daniel J. Hammel stated, “We are pleased to offer you admission to The University of Toledo’s Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering program in the College of Engineering for the fall 2024 term. We look forward to meeting you.”

Commenting on her decision to pursue her doctoral studies in the United States, Falegan said, “I decided to pursue my Ph.D. studies in the United States because of the research foundation I acquired at ABUAD in Water and Wastewater treatment, as well as my passion for sustainable solutions in Nigeria, particularly in the Niger Delta Region.”

“Even though I didn’t have a Master’s Degree when I applied, I was accepted into two prestigious universities and given full funding, which will pay for all of my tuition during my five years of study. I’ll be pursuing a Ph. D in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo in Ohio, United States.”

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