OOU produces first distinction in Medicine-See Details Below
A young man Olugbenga Alabi has made history as the first to graduate with distinction in medicine at Olabisi Onabanjo University.
For the first time in the history of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) College of Medicine, Ogun State, a graduate of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Saheed Alabi has achieved an unprecedented feat with distinctions in seven courses out of 10, emerging as the overall best graduating student at the institution’s combined 2014/15, 2015/16 convocation ceremony recently.
He was among the 43 first class graduates the institution produced this year. He got an automatic employment and promise of further studies abroad from Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
According to reports, Alabi had 7 distinctions in 10 courses and this award was presented to him the institution’s combined convocation held last Tuesday.
Speaking to newsmen, he said he was glad to have achieved the feat of being the first to graduate with MBChB with Honours in the history of this university.
He said he went through the requirements of achieving a first class and saw it as an impossible task, but today he has achieved it, giving all thanks to allah.
Alabi stood tall on the podium to address his colleagues, he said getting to the zenith of a man’s aspiration is substantially determined by God and not by human’s efforts.
He said the reason why he is standing in front of them might be as a result of outstanding academic performance but he couldn’t have done it without the blessings and favour of God.
He noted that he believes only in prayer, diligence and hard work, he advised his fellow students to read, assimilate and teach others or engage in academic discourse with them.
He included humility as another key to making it in life as well as forming the habit of having good mentors and seeking advice from them.
According to him, he is not an introvert. He maintained a modest social life, adding that he tries as much as possible to maintain his bounds with friends.
He mentioned that he has so many girlfriends but has just one fiancée who he said has really tried for him.
Alabi who is now in his late 20’s said he would not wait to complete his internship before thinking of a postgraduate programme to pursue in clinicals and academics.
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