15-yr-old boy, Okorogheye Orisheneye David recently became sensational after making nine distinctions in the 2018 May/June West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations WASSCE.
The brilliant student didn't just get the best result in WASSCE but also put up another fantastic performance in the 2018 UTME as he scored 332 in the university admission exam.
In this interview with Pulse, David talks about how he prepared for the exams and the course he will like to study in the University.
Pulse: You have made your parents and teachers proud, how did you do it?
David: I prepared for the WAEC examinations. I studied hard for it and I thank God that with the support of my teachers and Director Studies here who is always there to assist me, I thank God I was able to achieve it.
Pulse: Did you ever think of having the best result in WASSCE while preparing for the exam?
David: Yes. I have always wanted to be the best. Although I didn’t know I will get 9 As because there are subjects like English language and Catering that I feel I am not too good at but thank God I was able to achieve it.
Pulse: You also scored above 332 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, tell me the breakdown of your exam result.
David: In Chemistry, I got 91 per cent, Physics, 89 per cent, Biology 85 per cent
Pulse: Which course do you want to study?
Pulse: Where would you like to study medicine?
David: University of Lagos, UNILAG.
Pulse: Why do you want to study medicine in UNILAG?
David: First, UNILAG is in Lagos. I will be able to study and the institution is not far from where my parents reside so they will also be able to monitor me. Also, UNILAG is one of the best Nigerian Universities that is why I considered it.
Pulse: Why do you want to study medicine?
David: Because I want to become a medical Doctor who specializes in neuro-surgeon. About seven years ago, when my Dad was ill, we went to visit him in the hospital, I saw my dad and the doctors trying to save his life. I like the effort they put to save his life. So, I want to become a medical doctor in order to save people’s lives.
Pulse: You are aware of the academic standard of your school, who among your seniors motivated you to achieve this feat.
David: I was motivated by a girl that made 9 As in WASSCE last year. Her name is Abioye Ikeoluwa.
Pulse: What role did your mummy play to ensure you get the best in academics?
David: My mum is a teacher. She instills the reading habit in me from childhood. When I was very little, she used to teach me to read, to study in order to succeed. I was also motivated by my uncles and aunties.
Pulse: How do you relax?
David: I play games, badminton on Fridays from 8 am to 11 am
Pulse: Are you the type of student that move from hostel to classroom and the library?
David: I will say I read a lot.
Pulse: Apart from your subject books, what kind of books do you read?
David: I read documentaries about animals, wildlife, forest and about scientists.