Olamide Oluwatade finished her mathematics programme at the University of Ilorin as the best graduating student in her department after finishing with a CGPA of 4.65.
The lady who nursed the ambition to be a medical doctor while growing up was also the only female first-class graduand in her department.
She was rejected 4 times
Olamide stated that she decided to settle for mathematics after she was denied medicine 4 times.
According to her, she was good at it and this also fuelled her decision to stick to it. “After 4 years of failed attempts to study medicine in the university, I decided to study Mathematics because I was good at it.
She worked to see herself through school
The young lady said she lost her father a week to the university entrance examination and things became more difficult from that point, but she was determined to continue her studies and so had to work within and off-campus to support her education as well as lessen the burden for the mother.
While people would want to believe she never engaged in any other activity aside from always reading her books, Olamide said that wasn’t the case as she had fun in school. In her words:
“I served as the Student Representative Council for 2 years, I was among the female football team of the department, I volunteered in taking tutorials for students, and I was selected as the financial secretary for the final year department committee.”
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