- The best graduating medical student from Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Esther Adaobi Azom, has been awarded a brand new car worth N5.7m
- Alongside the car, she was also given the sum of N500k plus another N250k courtesy of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi
- Esther was among the 43 Final Year Medical students who passed with eight distinctions, the equivalent of First Class in other disciplines
Talk about rewarding excellence, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti is currently trending on social media after the best graduating medical student was gifted with a brand new car and over half a million naira.
It was a happy and surreal moment for Esther Adaobi Azom who not only made her school proud but her family and friends. She was awarded a brand new car worth N5.7m, courtesy of owner of Cosharis Motors, Cosmos Maduka. She was also given the sum of N500k plus another N250k courtesy of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi
Adaobi had distinctions at every level, from her first year in the University to the final year. It was disclosed that in her MBBS examinations, she had distinctions in the three courses namely – medicine, surgery and community medicine.
Speaking at Ado-Ekiti during the induction ceremony, the CMD revealed: “Three out of the 43 first set of Medical Doctors who have completed their training at ABUAD will undergo their housemanship in UCH, Ibadan.”
The Founder and Chancellor of ABUAD, Are Afe Babalola, SAN was filled with pride as he described the unprecedented feat of the medical students as unique in many ways. He went on to state that the accomplishments made ABUAD the first university in the country to produce medical doctors in six-and-half years after the commencement of its MBBS programme.
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He said: "Apart from scoring 100 percent in their first final medical examination, eight out of the 43 students that sat for the examination made distinctions – the equivalent of first class in other disciplines."
This is coming after social media was thrown into outrage as reports of the Best Graduating Student of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Best Somadina Nwabuwa, was honoured for his outstanding performance with an undisclosed cash price as well as a live chicken and yam tuber.
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