Saheed Alabi, a graduate of medicine, is the first Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) student to have distinctions in seven courses out of 10.

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Alabi was the best graduating student at the combined 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 convocation ceremony that recently took place.

He was among the 43 first class graduates at the ceremony.

The medical graduate got an automatic employment and promise of further studies abroad from Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state.

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Alabi expressed joy at being the first student to achieve the feat.

“I am glad I achieved that feat of being the first to graduate with MBChB with honors in the history of the university,” he told ThisDay newspaper.

“I first read about the requirements during my 100 level days and felt it is not possible to get it, but now it is history. Someone has done it. I give Allah all the glory as well as my lecturers and mentors.

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“I do not know anything except that which God has taught me for He is the ‘All-knower, the all-wise’. Only God grants success, however, it is important we read in addition to praying. Also important is imparting knowledge unto others, know when you assimilate the most and make the best use of that time.”

A total of 5,809 graduands received their degrees, diplomas and certificates from the eight faculties in the institution.

41 had PhD, 379 had master’s degree, 110 got postgraduate diploma, 811 made second class upper division, 2,319 made second class lower, 1,192 had third class while 20 made pass grade.

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