Female medicine graduate clinches 19 prizes at convocation

Yesterday, one of the graduands at the University of Ilorin 32nd convocation ceremony, Yusuf Ololade Faidat, was the centre of attraction, as she clinched 19 prizes.
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Female medicine graduate clinches 19 prizes at convocation
Female medicine graduate clinches 19 prizes at convocation

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Faidat, who is in her early 20s, won the prize for the best graduating student from the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. She received the prize of N20,000 awarded each session by the Senate to the student adjudged to be the best in each faculty. .
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She also got another prize of N10,000, awarded by the Senate to the best student in each department. Faidat also took home prizes for best student in the departments of Behavioural Sciences, Pathology, Community medicine, Paediatrics and child health, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics and gynaecology and Surgery.
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Also, out of the 12 endowed prizes and scholarships, Faidat got 10 of them. While speaking to reporters, she attributed her success to the Almighty and perseverance. “As a woman, you can become whatever you want to be once you are persistent, irrespective of number of men around you. I read for about 4 hours every day,” she said.

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