HER HIJAB IS FOR MODESTY; Her Brain isn’t Covered.
A young woman, Oyindolapo Shittu, proved that being married should not be a barrier to a resounding academic success recently, when she emerged the best graduating student at the 40th convocation of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun
Although she was a medical student, which obviously made her experience more demanding, she also carted away 12 out of the 18 prizes up for grabs in the ivory tower, leaving the other hundreds of students to scramble for the remaining six. It was therefore not surprising that on each occasion when she was invited to the podium to receive her prize, a thundering ovation followed her footsteps. With the 12 prizes from the Faculty of Clinical Sciences alone in her kitty, it was simply easy for her to win the Alhaji Kabir Usman Prize for the Best Overall Student with the Highest Number of Prizes for then2012/2013 session.
Her other laurels are the Glaxo Allenbury and the Paediatrics Association Prizes Prize for the Best Result in M.B.C.H.B Degree in Pediatrics; Prof. O. Taiwo Memorial Prize for the Best in Clinical Examination; Olaningbe Makanjuola Memorial and thenNigeria Medical Association prizes for the best final M.B.C.H B degree examination. Others include the Lawrence Omole Prize for the Best in Community Health; Maj. Gen. Olufemi Olutoye, Candido-Da-Rocha, and the Adekunle Okute prizes for the best in Surgery; Tony Elemelu as well as the Prof. Adewale Akinsola prizes for the best graduating student in Medicine.