Meet Oluwakorede Adedeji – UNILORIN Pharmacy Best Graduating Student 2020/21.

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Scholar Oluwakorede Adedeji, a Newly inducted Pharmacist from University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) graduated with a remarkable all-high 4.96 CGPA.

BRIEF BACKGROUND.

Oluwakorede in a Paystack event.

Oluwakorede Adedeji hails from Lagos state. He is an alumni (2014-2016) of St. Patrick’s Catholic College, Idofa, Imeko, Ogun state – where he wrote his WASSCE.

Having spent his university days  as an avid volunteer, Oluwakorede, as at the time of this writing, now works as a Research Intern with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research.

LET’S QUOTE OLUWAKOREDE. 🇳🇬

In an interview with YUSUF ABDULKADIR, Oluwakorede Adedeji answered some questions about his academic journey. Read Full here.

What was your social life like and how would you say it influenced your performance?

On a scale of 1 – 10, I would say my social life was a 5. Academics are just as important as relationships and friendships. I think I tried to set a balance that would not adversely affect my performance.

~ Oluwakorede Adedeji.

Apart from good grades, what skills did you acquire while studying?

Oluwakorede Adedeji in the lab
Oluwakorede in the lab

Well, I developed myself in design and innovation thinking, and went on to win some competitions in my school and nationally. I also learnt how to sew, and sometimes made clothes including scrubs and lab coats for others. I also developed myself in research writing.

~ Oluwakorede Adedeji.

If you had not studied Pharmacy, what would you have studied?

That would have been mathematics, because I love calculations a lot.

~ Oluwakorede Adedeji.

What is the one thing you would advise students to do or run away from?

Never set limits for yourselves, only set goals and remember to pray.

~ Oluwakorede Adedeji.

ALL AWARDS RECEIVED.

Oluwakorede Adedeji in his convocation gown.
Oluwakorede in his convocation gown.

Finishing as the Best Graduating Student (BGS) of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNILORIN, Oluwakorede bagged 14 awards in the process. He received the following awards:

[1] Prof. Agunu Memorial Award for the Overall Best Graduating Student.

[2] Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) for the overall Best Graduating Student.

[3] PSN Kwara Award for the Overall Best Graduating Student.

[4] Christopher Okpaleke Memorial Award for the Overall Best Graduating Student.

[5] Bioraj award for the overall Best Graduating Student.

[6] WACPC Award for the Overall Best Graduating Student.

[7]  NAPA Unilorin Award for the Overall Best Graduating Student.

[8] Life science Award for the Best Graduating Student.

[9] Best Graduating Student in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry.

[10] Best Graduating Student in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology.

[11] Best Graduating Student in the Dept. of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy.

[12] Best Graduating Student in the Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

[13] Prof. P. F Olurinola Award for the Best Graduating Student in Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology.

[14] AIPN Award for the Best Graduating Student in Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy.

LINKS TO RESEARCHES & ARTICLES BY OLUWAKOREDE ADEDEJI.

1. Taxation on beverages in Nigeria: Impact and burden of the new policy in Population Medicine.

2.  Towards Universal Health Coverage in Africa: Relevance of Telemedicine and Mobile Clinics on ResearchGate.

3. Some of his articles on PharmacyTimes.

4. Assessing the extent and need for disability inclusion in the pharmacy education curriculum in Nigeria on ResearchGate.

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