UNILAG Graduates Youngest Medical Doctor, 21 yrs old Maryam Opeyemi Raji

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THE University of Lagos (UNILAG) has graduated the youngest Medical Doctor in Nigeria. 21 year-old Maryam Opeyemi Raji emerged the youngest graduating medical student at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, during the 2012/2013 convocation ceremony.

Parents, family and friends gathered on Wednesday, June 11 to celebrate her success story. While speaking at the convocation ceremony, she explain how she was able to accomplish it.

Maryam Opeyemi Raji

She Said; “It was my dad’s dream I become a medical doctor. Unfortunately I lost him at age 8. People around me, especially my mom, nurtured the dream. She helped me keep the goal, it was very challenging but having her around kept me focused. Luckily for me, I finished my secondary education at an early age, and at 15, I gained admission to study medicine at the University of Lagos. Here I am today, I am being celebrated as the youngest medical student.

Congratulations to Maryam, family and friends on this laudable achievement.