The story of how a Nigerian freshly graduated medical doctor from the School of Medical Sciences of University of Cape Coast, in Ghana, Nathaniel Nii Codjoe has elicited reactions globally.
Cudjoe, from Nasarawa Eggon in Nasarawa state was announced the winner of sixteen (16) awards at the second (2nd) session of the 55th Congregation held for the College of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana.
Coming tops, the graduand picked an overwhelming 16 awards out of twenty-two (22) awards, having been adjudged the best in Medical Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Community Medicine, Chemical Pathology, and Pharmacology, Best Clinical Student, Best Graduating Pre-Clinical Student, Overall Performance, Best Student in Family Medicine and Molecular Medicine with Certificate.
A oree release from the school whete he graduated stated amongst other things that,”both dignitaries present and graduands who had filled the New Examination Centre with a standing ovation applauded Dr. Codjoe, a former student of St. Peters Senior High School in Accra.
Dr. Codjoe, in an interview with reporters, attributed his success to the grace of God and hard work.
He used the occasion to eulogise his lecturers and family, especially his mother, for the support towards his medical education.
The newly-qualified medical doctor advised young doctors to live by the tenets of the ‘Hippocratic Oath’ .
Back home, Nigerians have been circulating the video of the award ceremony, at which people irrespective of region, class, religion or creed have been making positive comments on the feat achieved by the young medical graduand