A medical graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Adeolu Tope Akinbowa, has emerged as the best overall graduating student in the just concluded 42nd convocation ceremony after scooping 11 awards..
Akinbowa, who was given his eleven awards on the second day of the event in the school’s amphitheater, won the Faculty prize, Olaniigbe Makanjuola Memorial prize, Nigeria Medical Association prize, Professor Adewale Akinsola Prize, Glaxo Allenbury prize, Paediatrics Association of Nigeria prize, Major General Olufemi Olutoye prize, Abimbola Kolawole prize, The Candido-Da-Rocha prize and Adekunle Okute prize.
The 3-day conferment of degrees for the 42nd convocation ceremony was presided over by Anthony Adebolu Elujoba, acting vice chancellor of the university.
Meanwhile, another student, Ijeamaka Gloria Nzekwe, a graduate from the faculty of Law, bagged 8 awards.
Nzekwe’s mother cried tears of joy as she made her way to the stage.