26 Yr Old Nigerian Student, Romola Adeola Is The Youngest Law Phd Graduate In South Africa


A 26 year-old Nigerian lady, Romola Adeola has set a record in being the youngest person to obtain a Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) in the 30-year history of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.She is also the second youngest person to achieve this in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria since its establishment 107 years ago.




She distinguished herself by completing the LLD in under 3 years.This record is in keeping with a pattern of excellence which Romola has maintained since her undergraduate years at Lagos State University (LASU) where she was awarded the Taslim Olawale Elias Prize for the Best Student in International Law.

In 2012, she was selected as a DAAD scholar to study for the LLM/MPhil degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa. She graduated cum laude, earning two awards: the K├ęba M'Baye award for the overall Best Dissertation and the Victor Dankwa prize for the Best Performance in the module: Human Rights inAfrica.

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