Obi Victor Chizoba graduated from the Federal University of Technology, Akure with a First-lass
honors in Applied Geology. Apart from fact that he finished as the second best in his
department as well as being the best graduating student in Petroleum Geology, he has had
several awards and leadership positions in both his professional academic
dimensions. Victor was selected as an OFP Scholar and by working with EducationUSA Lagos
advisers, he secured a full scholarship (Teaching and Research Assistantship) to study
Geosciences at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. His research is based on the physics of
contamination transport in porous media as well as digital rock physics. He currently has 1
publication and 2 articles in his field. In his words: “EducationUSA is proof that blurry visions
can be very clear and achievable if you PUSH (Persist Until Something Happens). It has exposed
and opened me to a lot of resources and information(s) within and outside the center. No
doubt, the richness of the guidance you get from the advisors here is enough to make this
process a successful one. The experience I have gotten from being an OFP scholar would sure
stir me up to achieve greater heights and of course, improve the standard of living globally
through research and development."