Fathia Kareem smashes KNUST Medical School record, graduates with 12 Awards

Newly inducted doctor Fathia Ayodele Kareem displays all 12 awards

A newly sworn-in doctor, Fathia Ayodele Kareem, laid down an enviable marker at the 23rd Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Medical Sciences oath swearing and induction ceremony in Kumasi on Saturday.

Fathia, 25, a Nigerian and former student of the Wesley Girls High School set a new standard as the best graduating student taking home a dozen out of 15 awards available.

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Her record becomes the highest in the 41-year establishment of the KNUST Medical School.

Last year, a Ghanaian student, Charles Djugbah had set an 8 out of 15 awards for one graduating student but Fathia Kareem has taken it up a notch with four more awards as she took her ‘Hippocratic Oath’ as a doctor at the end of her seven-year course at the university.

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Fathia Ayodele Kareem joined by family in celebrating her new feat

After becoming the highest recipient of awards at the Medical School an elated Fathia confessed she did not expect more than 10 awards.

Surprised? “Yes and No,” said Fathia who hopes to specialize in the field pediatrics/child care.

“’YES’, because I worked hard by studying and ‘NO’ because I did not expect to receive these number of awards”

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