Adeboye Adekunle Bamgboye has emerged best graduating student of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, for the 2017/2018 academic session, with a CGPA of 6.8 out of the maximum of 7.0.
The newly decorated Bamgboye, who was among 75 graduates of the faculty, whose induction and oath-taking ceremony took place recently, was given a standing ovation by all in attendance, as he climbed the podium to receive his prize.
Congratulating Bamgboye and his colleagues, dean of the faculty, Prof. Oluwatoyin Odeku, advised them to be good ambassadors of the school and the pharmacy profession wherever they find themselves.
Speaking with Pharmanews immediately after the event, the young Bamgboye, who was not only beaming with smiles, but filled with excitements, attributed his feat to God’s favour, adding that many of his colleagues were equally intelligent, hardworking, consistent, and dedicated, but fate only smiled on him.
Speaking further, the young scholar, who hailed from Odo-Ekun, Isiun, Kwara State, and happened to be the first child from the family of three, disclosed that his decision to study Pharmacy was as a result of his love for Chemistry and his great love for anything health related.
“I had always wanted to study any health related course as a kid, so when Pharmacy came by, I embraced the opportunity, and when I started, I discovered that it was tougher than I expected, but I found it very interesting as we progressed.
“Although, Pharmacy as a course seemed tough at first, I grew strong skin towards it as we progressed and today, I had no regret choosing pharmacy. I had no reading pattern that is different from my colleagues, but I have this sense of responsibility to read ahead and sometimes deeper than we were taught. I also fell in love with my books and I gave it much more priority above every other things.
“I also decided since I gained admission into this school to always put my best into whatever I am do, although, I would not say it really worked for me because my chances of emerging the best graduating student were very slim at some points because we had so many equally very brilliant students, but I decided to give it all it takes, while keeping faith in God, it was not that I read more than others, but I did something significantly, I fell in love with my books and I cherished studying”
Talking about his preferred aspect of pharmacy now that he has graduated, he said “I would pick academic and research above other aspects because I feel it would help me to contribute more to the society than others. Also, I love research and studying, so it will help me perform better in that field.
Details of Bamgboye’s academic performance showed that he had a GPA 6.8 out of the cumulative 7.0, while twenty other graduands also came out with first class honours and were featured on the ‘Roll of Honour’, they included, Simisola Temidayo Oloye with a CGPA of 6.7; Ololade Samson Gbadebo, 6.5; Oluwatobi Ebenezer Oni, 6.5; Ifeoluwapo Olu Osikoya, 6.5; Oyindamola Abraham Adeyemi, 6.3; Chinedum Keneth Ebisike, 6.3; Damiliola Daniel Ojumoola, 6.3; Elizabeth Damilola Oke, 6.3; Ayomide Esther Bello, 6.3; Temiwumi Olaoluwa Akinmuleya, 6.2; Margaret Ebun Olawale, 6.2; Ayomide Tolulope Oyedele, 6.2; Oluwaseun Deborah Samue, 6.2; Oluwafunke Victoria Amusan, 6.1; AbdulWarith Folarin Kazeem, 6.1; Raheemot Ibilola Lawal, 6.1; Sarah Oluwagbeminiyi Onabajo, 6.1; Oluwaseyi David Akin-Ojo, 6.1; Oluwatosin Smith Adelowo, 6.0; and Adeola Oluwaseyi Bamisaiye, 6.0.