“I am grateful for the N250 gift for being the best graduating Pediatrics student” – Joy Omubo

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Joy Omubo, who made headlines after being presented with a N250 gift by
the Pediatrics Association of Nigeria, after 2 years of graduating from
UNIPORT, has disclosed that she’s grateful for the gift. 

The 25-year old who disclosed this in an interview with Punch, said;
” About the cash prize, I’m grateful for the gesture. I do not feel
entitled to anything and nobody actually owes me anything, so I don’t
feel sad.

I would always be grateful for everything I got and anything it brings
to me in the nearest future. I appreciate my lecturers especially the
paediatricians because without the knowledge they imparted in me, I
wouldn’t have achieved this.
I’m
also grateful to UNIPORT for giving me the platform to achieve my
dreams. The cash reward was inconsequential to me because following this
award, I was already recognised at my induction ceremony and the smile
on the faces of my family members and friends made the entire journey
worthwhile.

The Chief Medical Director, University of Port
Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Prof. Aaron Ojule, also offered myself and
24 of my colleagues immediate placement for internship.

The
Association of Resident Doctors gave us a warm reception upon our
resumption of internship as well as gifts to celebrate our achievements.
So in all, I’m actually very grateful.” 

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