Identical twins graduate from same course at the University of Sunderland

Magnus and Evans Okoh travelled from Nigeria to study in Sunderland - and have each graduated in the same degree

North News & Pictures Ltd Identical twins Evans (left) and Magnus (right) Okoh from Nigeria who both graduated from the University of Sunderland today with identical degrees in Physiological Sciences
Identical twins Evans (left) and Magnus (right) Okoh from Nigeria who both graduated from the University of Sunderland today with identical degrees in Physiological Sciences

Identical twins who traveled across the world to study in Sunderland have both graduated - from the same course.

Magnus and Evans Okoh, who are originally from Nigeria, donned gowns and mortarboards to celebrate graduating from the University of Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The 22-year-olds, who both studied Physiological Sciences, said each had been a source of motivation and acted as mentors to the the other throughout their undergraduate programme.

The twins, who were born grew up in Benin before moving to Innsbruk in Austria aged 13, graduated with a first class degree and a 2:1 and are now looking at possible further study.

Evans said he and his brother jumped at the opportunity to study in Sunderland.

Evans, who now lives on Wearside and works at the Stadium of Light on matchdays, said: “As soon as I knew what was on offer in Sunderland it was somewhere that I wanted to go.

“I have learned so much in the past three years, met so many amazing people from different backgrounds.

“I have met so many great students and lecturers it has been enjoyable from start to finish.

“I know how hard everyone works, and they, along with my brother has motivated me throughout the past three years.”

Magnus added: “I have learned so much studying at Sunderland and I’ve made so many friends, and great staff members. I have been taught so much and gained so many life skills. The university staff have also been very supportive and I’ve met some truly amazing individuals; and thanks to Evans I’ve had double the fun throughout.”

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