His name is Pius Ojemolon. He is one of the 12,808 students who graduated from University of Benin, Nigeria on Saturday.
During the convocation ceremony, the young doctor swept off as much as 19 awards during the occasion.
According to Punch, the awards include:
-School sponsored Best graduating student in Pathology
-Best graduating student in Pharmacology
-Best graduating student in Community Health
-Best graduating student in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
-Best graduating student in Internal Medicine
-Best graduating student in Surgery
-Best graduating student in the School of Medicine and others sponsored by groups and individuals
The young man, who has spent all his educational years in Edo State, Nigeria, is just 23-years old.
For his inspiration the young man had this to say:
“God above all, then my parents, Mr and Mrs Pius Ojemolon. They have inspired me since I was a child and I’m eternally grateful to them.”
Before now the multi-award recipient had established an excellent and admirable record while in school. His lecturers and fellow students attest to that.
“I’ve gotten awards previously from my class, the University of Benin Medical Students Association, and the Nigerian Medical Association. I’ve also participated in several intercollegiate quiz competitions, and I won some.”
In 2015, Pius Ojemolon received an accolade for being the Most Outstanding Medical Student for his ground-breaking distinction in the third professional Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in Pathology and Clinical Pharmacology held in that year.
Aside being such a brilliant medical student, Pius has hinted other interesting prospects while in school. As a pro-active person, the lover of sports co-founded ‘the4musketeers.com.ng’, with his friends. The sports platform analyses sports.
“I try to maintain some balance in my life, and I’m into sports a lot. I was my faculty director of sports from 2012 to 2014, and I was the football team manager from 2014 till I graduated. With my Faculty’s football team, we won the NIMSA (Nigerian Medical Students Association) Games football competition in 2014 and came second two years later in 2016.”
Pius says that “the next step now is Housemanship”. Meanwhile he left an advise for young Nigerians
“To Nigerian students, you can achieve all your dreams if you believe and work towards it. Be willing to learn and you will.”