Aarinola Olaiya, a 28-year-old student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife is set to break the 28-year-old jinx of the Medical School of the university.
She is expected to graduate with distinction and emerge the overall best student for 2017.
This great beacon light of hope and inspiration in the person of Aarinola Olaiya will become the first to graduate with distinction in Surgery from OAU since 1989.
Historical antecedents in the university reveal that John Owotade (now a professor) graduated with distinction in Dentistry in 1989. Ever since no student from the Medical School of the university has been able to reproduce such amazing academic feat until her emergence.
Twitter was lit (and still is) during the weekend when the Medical Students Association of the university, IFUMSA, celebrated Olaiya’s extraordinary academic feat.
According to the association’s twitter handle @IfumsaOau: “Aarinola Olaiya becomes the 1st Student in 28yrs to have a Distinction in Surgery at the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, OAU, Ife. Congrats!”.
The graduation ceremony to announce and honour Ms Olaiya alongside her colleagues is set to hold in December at the university’s famous Amphi Theatre.