We just love to hear inspirational stories of African youth achieving their dreams!
Maryam Opeyemi Raji, 21, is the youngest graduating medical student at the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for the 2012/13 academic session.
Maryam was awarded her certificate on Wednesday, June 11th. Here’s what she had to say about graduating:
“It was my dad’s dream I become a medical doctor. Unfortunately I lost him at age 8. People around me, especially my mum, 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.”