A Nigerian doctor identified as @BadonB on Twitter recently shared an inspiring story of his journey through medical school at the University of Ibadan.
He lamented that the Nigerian curriculum has made many students think they are dull.
He revealed that he failed Biochemistry, Pathology, Obstetrics, and Gynecology before following it up with Surgery, Medicine, and Preventive and Social Medicine in his final year.
However, he now has two certificates from Harvard and Cambridge, urging other Nigerian students enduring trying times to stay strong.
He also revealed that he received an invitation from the Federal President of Germany to an exclusive and currently serves as the Chief of Staff to a Vice President at a top medical device and healthcare regulatory company, overseeing international projects.
In Medical School at University of Ibadan:
I had a resit in Biochemistry,
Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynecology,
In my finals, I failed Surgery, Medicine and Preventive and Social Medicine and had to resit all and passed eventually.
But today, I have an MBA, an MSc in…
— Baridueh Badon (@BadonB) September 13, 2023
See reactions below:
@umarismaeel: “As beautiful as this is, d last paragraph leaves a dent. I commend your success and I wish you more.
D fact that you failed in school doesn’t mean it was the curriculum. It might be a lot of other things. This same curriculum produces doctors that are fought for across the globe.”
@Terna_Gav: “Congratulations brother. U have done very well for yourself. However, the Medical curriculum in Nigerian Universities especially University of Ibadan is well structured.”
@FerdinandObiora: “What you are saying is absolutely irrelevant…out of point.”
@ThoughtsMoses: “Congratulations on your achievements. How is the Nigerian curriculum unstructured? Could you please tell how it was responsible for your failure in those courses? How then were some persons able to pass amidst the unstructured manner like you described?”
@drcross042: “Damn, that’s some tumultuous journey through med school. Glad you overcame whatever psychological impacts those may have had. Congratulations!!”
@thespeaker43115: “There are people who passed with that same curriculum, and they are excellent doctors.”
@olumideajala: “The good side is that “Nigeria unstructured curriculum” actually prepared you for the future in structured environment. If I were you, I will be grateful than making an issue out of it.”