Joy Adesina has made headlines after she emerged as the overall best graduating student from the College of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
Joy who is a niece to the president of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina broke the university’s record in medicine with an exceptional feat claiming nine top awards and ten distinctions.
Dr. Victor Oladokun, a Senior Advisor to Dr. Adesina shared the news on social media.
She acquired distinctions in Surgery, Community Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Child Health, Dermatology, Mental Health, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology.
She also received the following awards; Nigeria Medical Association Prize to the student with the best overall result in the M.B.Ch.B degree examination, NMA Prize to the student with the best overall result in the M.B.Ch.B degree examination, Faculty Prize for the candidate with the best overall performance in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Olaningbe Makanjuola Memorial Prize to the best student in Medicine among others.
Reacting to Joy’s academic feat, her uncle, Adesina took to his official Twitter page @akin_adesina and said, “I am extremely proud of my niece, Dr. Joy Adesina, who graduated as the Best Student in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University. She bagged 10 distinctions in all, as well as Nigerian Medical Association Prize & Faculty Prize.”
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