A young Nigerian lady named Antoinette Solomon has graduated from the University of Abuja, Nigeria as a Medical Doctor after studying for 8 straight years in medical school.
Antoinette earned her MBBS from the University’s College of Medicine after 8 years instead of the normal academic timeline of 6 years due to several challenges.
Antoinette took to her Twitter page to celebrate her achievement, sharing the reason why her course which was initially supposed to be six years elongated to eight years. She highlighted the lockdown and an industrial strike by the university’s academic union as the main reason for the setback.
She also mentioned that she faced physical and emotional challenges on her journey to becoming a medical doctor.
Dr. Antoinette added that she cannot wait to meet her first patient.
“After 8 long years, after all the strikes and lockdown, after all the heartache, mental, physical and emotional pain, headache, after all the tears and hardship of medical school, I’m glad to say you can call me Dr Antoinette J Solomon. I can’t wait to meet my first patient,” she shared.
In another story, a brilliant Nigerian lady named Zainab Muhammad Wakil has achieved outstanding success by beating her colleagues to emerge as the best-graduating student of Pharmacy at the University of Maiduguri, Borno in Nigeria.
Zainab emerged the best graduating student among 65 other inductees. Read more about Zainab Muhammad HERE.