Meet Africa’s Youngest Female PhD Holder At Age 23

Africa’s youngest PhD holder, Dr. Musawenkosi Saurombe entered university at the age of 15, got her Bachelor of Commerce degree at age 19, Master’s Degree at 21 and her PhD in Industrial Psychology from North-West University, South Africa at age 23.

She is Zimbabwean, studied in South Africa and is now a higher education ambassador for Bostwana. She is 23-year-old Musawenkosi Saurombe, Africa’s youngest PhD holder.

She said, “I never thought I will be the youngest woman to have a PhD in Africa. I never thought that at the age of 23, I will have a PhD in industrial psychology.

“If I had listened to what people will say about my age, gender or race, I would not have taken some of the steps that I took.

“My father had to sell his car, just to get me through my third year of study and also the general social challenges, usually being the youngest in my class.

“What motivates me is my responsibility to be good to others. I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher and youth activist – ensuring that others can reach their interests and their goals.” she told the News24 Beautiful News page.

Dr. Musawenkosi Saurombe also advised youth by saying, “As young people, it is very important to accrue the right character traits, don’t let anyone tell you that you are substandard, under par or unworthy of having a dream, so be daring be bold and be aggressive in your pursuit of success.”

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