A 24-year-old lady named Aarinola Olaiya has broken a 28-year-old record of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria as she bagged a Medicine degree with an outstanding 12 top distinctions.
Aarinola Olaiya made history as the first-ever student to graduate from the College of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun Nigeria with 12 distinctions since the college’s establishment.
Aarinola did not only achieve an exceptional feat by breaking a record at the school, but she also won 17 awards in almost all her major courses for her outstanding performance.
Speaking on how she feels about her achievement, Aarinola said she sees it as a result of her hard work and ability to focus only on her studies without giving any room for distractions.
”I always like to have a goal in mind and I make sure that I focus on that goal without giving room to distractions,” Arinola said in an interview with Punch.
”I think this is what happened. Right from the day I was admitted into the university, I made sure that I remained focused in my studies,” she added.
She added that though she had time for other activities but made sure studies were of utmost importance. Aarionbla said she dedicated weekends to studying and revising.
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Aarinola attributed her support to her parents for the support and encouragement. She also thanked her friends who influenced her positively saying they were a purpose-driven set of people.
She said studying medicine and becoming a medical doctor has always been her passion. Aarionla stated that her initial admission was not a medicine course which she rejected and decided to do another United Tertiary Matriculation Exacm to enable her to study medicine.
Aarinola offers her piece of advice to everyone looking to study medicine, saying they should be serious with their studies and be sure they have a passion for the career so they can face whatever challenge comes their way.