After this teachers, colleagues said he will achieve nothing in this life’ african man bags PhD from US university
Isaiah L. White Sr. is an ambitious African-American man who graduated with a doctorate (PhD) from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware, in the United States.
Dr Isaiah L. White Sr. suffered several disabilities including dyslexia which made him attend classes in special education
He was reportedly ridiculed by others as a child because of his impairment, and several of his teachers predicted that he would never amount to anything in life.
Isaiah persevered in his desire to succeed in spite of all the obstacles he faced.
In a book which he wrote in 2019, Isaiah revealed that his disabilities include dyslexia, dyscalculia, audio processing disorder, visual impairment, comprehension weakness, and many more.
He also stated that he had to repeat class several times which made him frustrated.
According to him, he graduated from high school at a 7th-grade level in some subjects, and a 5th-grade level in others.
In university, he took the same remedial math 12 times and he was in all remedial classes during his first few years of university.
He was also on academic probation and suspension.
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He narrated further that his determination to succeed finally paid off as his grade point average eventually got better and he went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree.
In community college, he had a 2.3 GPA. He earned his Bachelor’s degree with a 2.9 GPA, his Master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA, and now, he graduated with his doctorate degree in education with a 3.67 GPA, blacknews reported