Dr Islamiyat Oluwatoyin Abdulkadir, who had been orphaned since age six, has emerged the overall best graduating medical student at the International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan.Abdulkadir, who spoke with the Newsmen in a telephone interview from Sudan, said her academic achievements so far, and seemed like a miracle. “My academic achievement so far till today, seems like a miracle to me. Not only that, my life as a whole is a pack of miracles,” she said. Abdulkadir said that her late mother, having lost her husband when she was barely three, enrolled her at the Ad-din International Group of schools to start her primary education. She said her mother later died when she was six years old. She was then in primary school and was left in the care of her grandmother, with no hope of furthering her education again. “Thinking that was the end of schooling for me, my grandmother withdrew me from the school but the founder, Alhaja Sekinat Adekola, gave me scholarship for my primary and secondary education. “I emerged best student in my primary and secondary schools and even in my WASC and had a high score of 274 in my JAMB examinations. “I have always had passion to be a medical doctor, but because I was not sure of my chances. I filled Bio-Chemistry in my JAMB form and came out with a high score of 274. “This score was high enough to get me into the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and with the hope of changing to medicine later. “I had to jettison this dream because of the financial commitment involved in studying medicine. “It was at this time that an admission team from International University of Africa, Sudan came to recruit Nigerian students into their school of Nursing.
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