PHD is the highest university degree that is conferred after a course of study by universities in most countries. A PhD is a postgraduate doctoral degree, awarded to students who complete an original thesis offering a significant new contribution to knowledge in their subject. PhD qualifications are available in all subjects and are normally the highest level of academic degree a person can achieve
Dr Purity Ngina, 28 years old, is currently the youngest PHD holder in Kenya obtained in July 7, 2018. She became Kenyan youngest Doctor of Philosophy graduate in Bio-mathematics from Strathmore University.
Purity was born and raised in Mbiriri village at the outskirts of Mt Kenya in Nyeri county. She did not find everything on silver later as she was forced to walk bare feet for up to 3km to access education. She first sat for her KCPE and got 235 marks, however her late Mother Lydia Ngina was not satisfied with the marks and sent her again back to class 8 for second time. This time she scored 368 marks.
She gained admission to Tumu Tumu High School in Nyeri for secondary education. However she had to endure difficult life as school fees became problem. Out of all odds , she managed to score B+ and was admitted to Egerton University to study for a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
FIRST CLASS HONORS
She excelled in her first Degree emerging the best with First class honors Degree in her Field. She then got scholarship from the University to study Masters in Applied Mathematics in the same University.
After Graduation with Masters Degree, She joined Strathmore University in 2016 as an assistant lecturer. With the help of The German Academic Exchange Service, Purity enrolled for PhD in Bio-mathematics and later graduated in 2018 setting history as youngest PhD holder in Kenya currently.
Her attributes allow her to stand out as a mathematical model of success that her students can look to in order to equate their own aspirations in life.Purity inviting smile and friendly ways are unique traits that allow Purity’s light to shine amidst a long line of other high achievers.