Pius Ojemolon, a medicine graduate of University of Benin (UNIBEN), won 19 awards at the convocation ceremony of the institution.


Seven of Ojemolon’s nineteen awards were from the university while 12 others were sponsored by well-meaning individuals and foundations.

“It was an amazing feeling. Surreal really. I couldn’t believe it. It was too much; too much,” Pius told TheCable Lifestyle.

Ojemolon’s drive during his academic pursuit was to make his parents proud and repay the faith they had in him.


“My family is the greatest. They’ve been immensely supportive since day one. My Dad and Mum are my greatest motivators.”

Pius Ojemolon won 19 awards to graduate from UNIBEN | TheCable Lifestyle
Pius Ojemolon won 19 awards to graduate from UNIBEN | TheCable Lifestyle

When speaking with the medical graduate, he noted that he did not stick to any specific study schedule but read a lot.

“I try to read a lot,” he said.


“But I’ve never been able to stick to a reading timetable, so I stopped using them. I just read whatever comes to mind and as often as I can.”

Pius may be considering a career abroad for obvious reasons but also aims to add value to the community.

“It’s easy to say I want to travel abroad and continue my career there. But while that’s an option, there are also career opportunities in this country, so I’m still considering them.”

The award titles from the University of Benin are as follows:


Best graduating student in pathology

Best graduating student in pharmacology

Best graduating student in community health

Best graduating student in obstetrics and gynecology


Best graduating student in internal medicine

Best graduating student in surgery

Best graduating student in the School of Medicine

About 12,808 graduating students of UNIBEN were last weekend awarded various degrees and diplomas.


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