Ufot Ekong is a Tokyo based Nigerian born on the 7th of December 1990 and from Akwa abiom state,Nigeria. He studied the Japanese language for a year and half and then enrolled in the undergraduate course of electrical and electronics engineering at Tokai university in Japan, a university which was founded in 1942 . He worked part-time jobs to see himself through his education since he did not have any private or governmental sponsorship. In his first semester at the university, Ufot Ekong solved an electrical problem involving mathematics that couldn’t be solved since 30 years in relation to electric vehicles at Tokai university. He graduated with First class honors in electrical and electronics engineering (First Class World standards considering his GPA).His graduating GPA was outstanding and a remarkable record which has not been achieved since 1942 in Tokai university. He won the award for best graduating student in Engineering and also won the award for the Overall best graduating student President's prestigious Award .Naming him the first African to achieve that award at the university. The electrical and electronics engineering graduate Ufot Ekong, led a team of Japanese to invent an electric car.
Ekong went on to pursue a master’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a doctorate in Power Electronics and Motor drives all at Tokai University. Ekong became an engineer at Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) based in Japan and is the co-founder of a retail and accessories shop in Japan called Strictly African Japan.
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