28-yr-old OAU’s graduating student breaks 28-yr-old record
Aarinola Olaiya has become the first person to graduate with distinction in Surgery from OAU since 1989. The 28-year-old lady who will be graduating with 12 distinctions and emerging the 2017 overall best student from the medical school of the university, broke a 28 years old record at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
In an interview with Punchng, Olaiya said:
“I really cannot explain it. .
What I can say is that the grace of God has been at work from my first day in the university. Apart from that, I am a focused person. I always like to have a goal in mind and I make sure that I focus on that goal without giving room to distractions.
I think this is what happened. Right from the day I was admitted into the university, I made sure that I remained focused in my studies. On her daily routine as an undergraduate, she said: “Every day, I would wake up, have my bath and attend lectures. .
I usually go to the classroom in the morning. Sometimes, I would attend a lecture at 8am till about 4pm. Then I would return to my hostel to have some rest and attend to other things or proceed on call. .
Sometimes I would stay on call till the following day. Basically my daily routine was like that.”
On her relationship life, she said: “Yes. I have a boyfriend, but I never allowed him to come between me and my studies. .
He does not live in Ile-Ife. So he visits me in school sometimes. Most of the time, we communicate to each other via the telephone.”