A Nigerian man identified as Stephen Ishola Adedokun has set a new record after he graduated from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology with eight distinctions in medical sciences.
Reporters had a chat with the young genius to get the details on how he made it. Adedokun who noted that he spent ten years in the university said he was able to achieve this milestone through the mercy of God.
He said: “Through the mercy of God, I had distinctions in anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Community medicine and surgery from 8 out of 10 departments. Though my class spent ten years in the University, I am glad we made it eventually.” Adedokun who was born on September 13, 1989, hails from Kwara state. “I am Stephen Ishola Adedokun born on the 13th of September 1989 to Mr Sunday Adedokun and Mrs Grace Adedokun in the town of Kaiama, Kwara state. I am a Christian and originate from Igboho, Orelope local government. Oyo state.” Meet Nigerian man who graduated with 8 distinctions in medical sciences from LAUTECH
During the interview with newsmen, Adedokun talked about his educational background. He revealed that he had always been a good student right from his early school days. “I had my primary education at FGGC staff nursery and primary school Kainji, Niger state under the watchful eye of my uncle Mr Adedokun Adewale. I started out in primary one as class rep and continued till primary five when I became the assistant head boy. The school enrolled me in Primary five for common entrance examination where I bagged the best result for the school and ninth in the town. I proceeded to NEPA staff secondary school Kainji, one of the best in the state. With the help of God taking first position from Jss 1 through 3 and most of the prices. I resumed the post of class rep in JSS2, a post I dropped when I became the school senior prefect in SS2. I had nine distinctions, two credits in Junior NECO examination. I continued in science class in the same school where I was awarded a Rotary club scholarship and finished with 8As and B3 in English language in WAEC. I sat for UTME in 2008 with score of 283 and proceeded to LAUTECH, Ogbomoso for my medical training.”
The genius who expressed that growing up with a single uncle was hard, noted that he had to work twice as hard in his studies so he could win book prices. He also explained that he was working as an assistant electronic appliance repairer for his uncle. “Living with a single uncle wasn’t easy until he got married. It was a tough but impactful one.
Living from school to workshop, back to home. And the cycle continued. Yes, I worked with my uncle as a “radionic” (electronic appliance repairer) as we were popularly called. I can remember working to purchase my Ababio, PN Okeke, Modern biology and the likes because I was given exercise books as price the previous graduation ceremony. To me then, my escape from having to buy textbooks was to be the best in as many subjects as possible in order to be awarded the textbooks.”