Meet UNILAG Pharmacy’s 2016 Best Graduating Student
Pharm. Adeoluwa Ayodeji Adeluola has been announced as 2016 best graduating student of Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos (UNILAG). He was one of the 233 graduates whose induction and oath-taking ceremony took place on April 6, 2017. That may appear as nothing unusual. What, perhaps, makes it more interesting was his being the son of Dr Adebowale Adeluola, a vibrant lecturer in the department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology in the same faculty. Speaking with Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis, the 22-year-old bares his mind about the journey through pharmacy school and his plan for the future.h
- Tell us a bit about yourself and early education?
I was born on the 31st day of the month of July 1995 in Surulere, Lagos State. As a child, I attended Mainland preparatory primary school and as a young boy, I attended the prestigious Igbobi College Yaba, Lagos. Afterwards, I gained admission into the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to study Pharmacy.
- Was studying pharmacy your idea?
Nope, it was God’s idea…. Let me explain, contrary to popular belief, my choice of pharmacy was not influenced by my father. At the time I was to fill my Jamb form, my father was not in the country for quite a while. Consequently, I became confused. Somehow I filled in Architecture but my mind wasn’t still at peace with my choice. So, I asked God for direction and two weeks to the closing date for amendments to Jamb applications, the answer arrived – Pharmacy. It was a poignant reply from God and surely it was the right decision.
- How do you feel being announced 2016 best graduating student?
The feeling I had when I found out that I was the best graduating student could best be described as exhilarating, thrilling, gladdening and jubilant. I was lost for words to describe the feeling and emotions perfectly.