Nigerian girl emerges best graduating student in Ukraine (photo)

Nigerian girl emerges best graduating student in Ukraine (photo)

- Miss Oyeleye Lateefah Abiola graduated as the best student in Ukraine

- She was one of the 87 students sent by Osun state government to the National University of Kharkiv to study medicine

- Osun state will be sending a delegation to attend her graduation coming up soon

Miss Oyeleye Lateefah Abiola has emerged as the overall best graduating student at the Kharkiv National University in Ukraine where she studied Medicine.

According to Premium Times, Miss Abiola was one of the 87 students sponsored by the Osun state government and topped her 2017 class with a percentage score of 95.6% in a class that had 564 students.

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Semiu Okanlawon who is the director of the Bureau of Communication and Strategy in a statement explained that the deputy governor of the state, Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, will lead a delegation from the state to attend the graduation ceremony on June 30.

The director explained that Miss Abiola was one of the 98 students who were supposed to study medicine at Osun State University but the National University Commission scraped the course due to the non-availability of a teaching hospital.

Nigerian girl emerges best graduating student in Ukraine (photo)

"This was a source of concern to the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. This unfortunate development compelled the governor to seek for options to rescue the students from abrupt truncation of their dreams to become medical doctors.

“In the course of looking for solutions, the National University of Kharkiv, Ukraine came into focus. By 2012, arrangements were concluded to send the students to Ukraine where they resumed their studies,” Okanlawon explained.

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He said the rest of the students who did not go to Ukraine already had option secured for them by their parents.

He said the government had to wade off criticism against the decision to send the students to Ukraine to complete their medical studies.

In an earlier report by, a Nigerian from Igbedi in Bayelsa state emerged the best graduating student from the Lincoln University in Pennysylvania.

Victor Pere made a straight A average in computer science from the university.

He said although he had challenged of late fee payment, he never allowed such issues blur his vision towards achieving his focus in life.

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