‘I Had A Lot Of F9s In My First WAEC Result’ – Says LASU’s Overall Best Graduate Adopted By Governor Ambode
Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has adopted a son, Fuad Adetoro Ogunsanya, who survived two eyes surgeries to emerge as the best graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU) in the 2017/2018 convocation ceremony.
Ogunsanya, who bagged 4.78 Cummulative Gross Point (CGPA) in Business Administration to emerge best graduating student had earlier in the valedictory speech narrated his rag-to-fame story.
He also shared with the gathering his battle with cataract that affected his two eyes and how he underwent two surgeries at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital (UCH) to have the eye defects corrected.
Ogunsanya who inherited cataract from his father. said he failed his first WAEC and NECO examinations due to health challenges.
This greatly affected his performance in the final examination in secondary school.
He said the cataract, which initially affected one eye, later spread to the other and this affected his academic performance.
“My parents helped me to seek medical help but the first operation I had was not successful,” he said.
“When my first WAEC and NECO came out, it was dotted with F9s, so I left home and went to stay with my uncle and his wife.
“My uncle and his wife also helped me to seek medical treatment at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan and the operation was successful.”
Adetoro said following the treatment, he went back to secondary school to rewrite his WAEC and JAMB, after three years of staying at home.
“I was able to make four As and three Bs and scored 215 in JAMB to gain admission to LASU,” Adetoro recalled.
According to him, he had applied for Accounting at LASU but opted for business administration as because Accounting was not accredited at the time.
Adetoro noted that his academic journey was rigorous and herculean, even as he lost his father in 2015.
“But my doggedness and tenacity yielded a good result,” he added.
Apparently moved by Ogunsanya narration, Ambode said he would adopt him as a son. He also said he would be giving the best graduating student a scholarship to study at any choice school of his/her preference, anywhere in the world.
“Yours was a moving story and I’m assuring you that you can chose and study at anywhere in the world. And because you are also the best graduating student, I will be giving you, N5 million,” the Governor said.