Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) recently graduated its 43 pioneer medical students. The best graduating students in various departments were rewarded with some amazing prizes.
ABUAD decided to set the pace for other Nigerian universities by awarding the best graduating medical student, Esther Adaobi Azom a whooping sum of N500,000 and a brand new car worth N5.7 million from the owner of Cosharis Motors, Cosmos Maduka. She also got an additional N250,00 courtesy of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The prize was presented by the Founder of the University, Professor Afe Babalola who described Azom’s academic achievement as unmatched.
Professor Afe Babalola said,
”This University is very proud of our student, and for this reason, we want to give prizes to some of them and the first person in the overall best graduating student. For this unmatchable achievement, which we are very proud of, we are giving you a prize donated by one of my clients, a brand new car costing N5.7m. In addition, we are also giving a prize of N500,000”.
Azom maintained an excellent record of distinction and she also won the Founders’ Award Scholarship of N500,000 from her first year in the University to her final year. The young medical doctor was also said to have had distinctions in all her MBBS exams papers which includes Surgery, Medicine and Community Medicine.
While delivering the valedictory speech, Azom thanked the Founder of the University, for making her dream come true. She said,
”Today is the happiest day of my life and I am pretty sure it is the happiest day of every member of my class. Because now we can officially stand outside and call ourselves medical doctors. Today, everything seems so beautiful, even the rain is beautiful in its own way.
”Most importantly we just want to thank God for today because without him today won’t be possible. more than any other thing today, today is our founders day, today is the day of the founder of the fastest growing university in Nigeria.
”The founder of the pace-setting university in Nigeria. Today is the day of the man who has put in a lot into this university. We want to thank him as well as his beautiful wife who has both acted as our mother and our father in our class”.