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Nigerian student solves 30-year-old maths equation & breaks academic record at Japanese university


A Nigerian student named Ufot Ekong (pictured above) solved a 30 year old maths equation and broke academic record at Japanese university and he did it while working two jobs to pay his way!

 Independent UK reports A Nigerian student has broken a 30-year-old maths equation and achieved the highest grades at a university in Japan for 50 years.Ufot Ekong, who studied at Tokai University in Tokyo, achieved a first class degree in electrical engineering and scored the best marks at the university since 1965, the Flotilla Magazine reported.

He began his success early at the university, solving a 30-year-old maths equation in his first semester.

Throughout his university career Mr Ekong has won six awards for academic excellence. The brilliant mathematician worked two jobs alongside his studies to pay his way as a student.

Mr Ekong also speaks English, French, Japanese and Yoruba and won a Japanese language award for foreigners. He is currently working for Nissan and already has two patents for electronic car design to his name.

Tokai University is a prestigious private university based in the Japanese capital, which was founded in 1924. It is focused on the sciences and technology and roughly 60 per cent of all students are enrolled in these schools.

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  1. It’s a great job, congratulations! But could you tell us what is the solved problem is and how you solve it?

  2. congrats! a pride for Africans in general!……. am glade to see the equation by z way….congrats and green future for u smartest man ever

  3. Congrats! This is just to remind the world that despite all the ups and downs in Africa, We Are still the BETTER.


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