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Reading: Young Nigerian Man Achieves Incredible Feat in The US Graduates as Best Student in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin with CGPA of 4.96 and 14 Awards.
Reading: Young Nigerian Man Achieves Incredible Feat in The US Graduates as Best Student in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin with CGPA of 4.96 and 14 Awards.

Young Nigerian Man Achieves Incredible Feat in The US Graduates as Best Student in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin with CGPA of 4.96 and 14 Awards.

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"Oluwakorede Adedeji Achieves Incredible Feat: Graduates as Best Student in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin with CGPA of 4.96 and 14 Awards".
"Oluwakorede Adedeji Achieves Incredible Feat: Graduates as Best Student in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin with CGPA of 4.96 and 14 Awards".

A Young Nigerian man identified as Oluwakorede Adedeji has recently achieved an incredible feat as he graduated as the Best Graduating Student of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Ilorin with a CGPA of 4.96 and bagged a total of 14 awards. These awards include Best Graduating Student of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Best Graduating Student of the Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Best Graduating Student of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Best Graduating Student of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, and Overall Best Graduating Student of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin.

On top of these awards, Oluwakorede has achieved several honors and awards throughout his undergraduate years. These include Winner of the Late Professor Agunu Hackathon (2019); Scholar of the Year Award, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2019); Recipient of the Globacom award for the five (5) best undergraduate students in the University of Ilorin (2019); Recipient of the Certificate of Recognition, Eastern Herald Newspaper (2020); Hult Prize Unilorin On-Campus Winner (2020); Top 15 of Nigeria’s first-ever Science and Technology Innovation Competition (2021); Top 10 Finalist of The FMN Group Prize for Food Innovation (2022); Second Place SIHI Go Youth Open Call (2022); and First Place Outside Virginia Submissions, Teen Health 360 (2022).

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Oluwakorede is also a published author and has presented at numerous conferences. His publications and presentations include Towards Universal Health Coverage in Africa: Relevance of Telemedicine and Mobile Clinics; Assessing the extent and need for disability inclusion in the pharmacy education curriculum in Nigeria; Nutritional and Pharmaceutical Applications of Under-Explored Knottin Peptide-Rich Phytomedicines; Taxation on beverages in Nigeria: Impact and burden of the new policy; Towards universal health coverage: an analysis of the health insurance coverage in Nigeria; Antimicrobial resistance and one health in the post COVID-19 era: What should health students learn?; Impact of poor disease surveillance system on COVID-19 response in Africa: time to rethink and rebuilt; and Malaria and COVID-19: A double battle for Burundi.

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Oluwakorede has also been an active leader and volunteer. He has served as Campus Director for the Millennium Campus Network (MCN) Fellowship; member of the Editorial Committee for the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation; Editor-in-Chief for the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students, University of Ilorin chapter; and Young Leader for the International AIDS Society (2022).

In light of these accomplishments, Oluwakorede Adedeji expresses his profound gratitude to God, and to his Lecturers, friends, family, and other supporters for helping him reach this milestone.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.