A young Nigerian graduate identified has Stephen Ishola Adedokun has recently set a new record in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) by earning distinctions in the eight courses he took in medical sciences.
He had distinction in eight out of the ten departments which includes anatomy, biochemistry, community medicine, gynecology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, obstetrics and surgery throughout the 10 years he studied in the University.
Stephen, born to Mr and Mrs Sunday Adedokun hails from Ighobo, Orelope local government, Oyo State into a Christian family. He had lived with his Uncle in Niger State right when he was young, attending FGGC Staff nursery and primary school in Kaniji, Niger State.
His intellectual ability started from his primary school where he prevailed among his classmate, emerging as the best student in the school and ninth in town when he wrote Common Entrance Examination. Even while in Secondary School at NEPA Staff School, he had nine distinctions and two credit in Junior NECO Examination. He was awarded a rotary club scholarship and finished with eight As and B3 in English Language when he took WAEC. He scored 283 when he sat for UTME Examination in 2008. Then he proceeded to LAUTECH for medical training.
When asked how he made such incredible grades, Stephen explained that it was determination that helped him through the hurdles as his parents couldn’t afford essential things for his studies, including his feeding.
His father died while he was in the University and his mother, being a petty trader couldn’t really provide much for him. He explained that he couldn’t work while in school because of his degree that most times, he had to depend on cassava flour (garri) and yam from his mother’s farm throughout his stay on campus. He also attributed every of his achievement to God.
Stephen’s goal is to see an improved health sector in the country whereby lots of people fly all over the world to receive health care from Nigeria.