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Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by mercytripletz: 5:08pm On Jun 21, 2017
*MEET 16-YEAR-OLD OLUWATOSIN ADEDIPE, NIGERIA’S YOUNG SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR*

•SAYS: ‘I WANT TO BE A DOCTOR; I WANT TO SAVE LIVES’


16-year-old Adedipe Oluwatosin was on Monday crowned Young Scientist of the Year, after winning the Young Nigerian Scientist Presidential Award at a ceremony held at Eagle’s Square, Abuja.
Adedipe emerged best at a competition organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, out of a total of 774 candidates (drawn from all the local government areas in the country) who participated both at the preliminary and the final stages.
In recognition of this achievement, the Ekiti State Government very recently awarded a cash prize of N2.5 million to Adedipe as well as an annual scholarship grant of N1m per annum for a period of four years as funding for his undergraduate studies.

In this interview, the SSS III student from Shepherd International School, Ado-Ekiti, who was also the 2016 winner of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) National Science Competition, shares with NAZA OKOLI the story of his journey to success.

*YOUNG SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR – IT SOUNDS LIKE A BIG TITLE. HOW DID ALL START?*

I was selected after the preliminary stage to represent Ekiti State at the national level. At the national level, I contested alongside representatives from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.


*WHAT SUBJECTS DID YOU DO IN THE COMPETITION?*

I did Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. They were all written objective questions.


*WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WERE THE SKILLS THAT HELPED YOU EXCEL?*

The time allotted for the papers was limited. Hence, I maximised my time wisely by solving the questions that I knew very well, first, before attempting to solve questions that I was not familiar with. I also used intelligent guesses by eliminating options that I knew could not be correct.


*HOW DID YOU RECEIVE THE NEWS OF YOUR VICTORY?*

The results were announced immediately after it was marked on the same day we did the examination, at the venue. I felt so excited; it was great being the best student once again in Nigeria, after my earlier victory at STAN National Competition.


*TELL US ABOUT YOUR UPBRINGING; WHAT KIND OF HOME DID YOU GROW UP IN?*

I was born in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. I am the first child in my family; I have three brothers younger than me. My father works as a project coordinator in the public service, and my mother is a teacher.


*WHO HAS BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCE IN YOUR LIFE?*

My parents have been the greatest influence in my life. They have been so supportive, and they helped me to become who I am today by their words of encouragement, prayer and love.


*WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE IN FUTURE?*

I want to be a doctor; I want to save lives.
Many believe that the field of science and technology hasn’t been given the kind of attention it deserves.


*HOW DO YOU THINK THE COUNTRY CAN BETTER UTILISE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN THIS AREA?*
I think the problem lies in our priorities. The resources we have are not being properly managed. We are focussing so much on one sector, which is oil. Other viable sectors like technology have been abandoned for so long. So the solution is just about changing our priorities. The government must invest more in science and technology. I am happy the president has started because this competition now would help to encourage young people to do science. They should also put those who are qualified in the different positions, especially when it comes to science and technology.


*WOULD YOU WANT TO CONTEST FOR A POLITICAL OFFICE SO THAT YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO SOLVE SOME OF THESE PROBLEMS?*

I would not want to dabble in politics to solve Nigeria’s problems. However, I would always recommend solutions to the government; I would always advise the government to prioritize science and technology. I can also set up an NGO to do this.


*DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE SUBJECT?*

Yes. I love Mathematics.


*IN YOUR EXPERIENCE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE SECRET TO SUCCESS?*

I think the secrets to success are hard work, determination, vision, and so on. But the greatest secret is God, because with God, all things are possible.


*WHAT OTHER THINGS DO YOU DO, APART READING SCIENCE?*

I love to play video games like football, racing, and others. I also love playing Chess and Scrabble.


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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by theemy(m): 5:23pm On Jun 21, 2017
Afonja making us proud its ftc people

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by auntysimbiat(f): 5:34pm On Jun 21, 2017
NICE ONE

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by OrestesDante(m): 5:49pm On Jun 21, 2017
Yorubas!!! REPing....
NCANS right now:

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by NLProblemChild(m): 6:09pm On Jun 21, 2017
The two guys above me.. Which network una dey use?

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Evablizin(f): 6:17pm On Jun 21, 2017
Wow,nice boy,keep it up,don't you ever join bad boys your future is more than great to mess with.GUDOS TO YOU

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Nobody: 8:26pm On Jun 21, 2017
A house built on a solid foundation will sure pass the test from the elements. congrats young man. KUDOS TO UR PARENTS.

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Nobody: 9:47pm On Jun 21, 2017
And what did he invent ¿
Too much theoretical approach to things is killing us in this country.



All the same, Kudos to him. It couldn't have been easy coming out the best.

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Larwin(m): 9:58pm On Jun 21, 2017
cool cool

Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Victornezzar: 10:07pm On Jun 21, 2017
theemy:
Afonja making us proud its ftc people
He's making himself proud
if u lyk drink garri tomorrow.....He doesn't know u grin
Just saying oo....abeg no quote me

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Kamelot77(m): 11:17pm On Jun 21, 2017
anoda good news coming out from afonja.............nt lyk d others

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by theemy(m): 11:19pm On Jun 21, 2017
Victornezzar:

He's making himself proud
if u lyk drink garri tomorrow.....He doesn't know u grin
Just saying oo....abeg no quote me

Nobody is disputing dat Nebucadnessar. But he is still Afonja kill ya sef

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by kumulus(m): 11:56pm On Jun 21, 2017
Congrats to d dude but this isn't wat I was expecting to see when the mentioned 'Scientist'.....


***Pls don't ask me what I was expecting to see....IF you have brain, I mean IF YOU HAVE BRAIN, you'll know!

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Godfraey(m): 7:12am On Jun 22, 2017
Victornezzar:
He's making himself proud if u lyk drink garri tomorrow.....He doesn't know u grin Just saying oo....abeg no quote me
#I_QUOTE
Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Nobody: 9:16am On Jun 22, 2017
Oh WOW! Such a smart young man.... I bet he's not like all these hypocrites on nairaland... Stupid guys will be mentioning me and criticizing me up and down but at the same time trying so hard to send me messages.

Mtchewwwwwwwwwwww

All you old fools on this site, see what a small boy is doing and you will be busy shouting "Oluwa take my call"

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by eleojo23: 9:16am On Jun 22, 2017
He wants to be a doctor? OK, I wish him all the best and I hope the health sector in Nigeria will change before he graduates so that he can practice in a good environment if not, he will end up practicing abroad.
The present situation of the health sector has forced many health professionals out of this country.

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Victornezzar: 9:18am On Jun 22, 2017
theemy:

Nobody is disputing dat Nebucadnessar. But he is still Afonja kill ya sef
Am proud of him nd also ur tribe
but u ought not 2 av bring dis tribal ish into dis

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Sirpaul(m): 9:18am On Jun 22, 2017
wire wire una see your life....
King fresh and co
Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by victorazy(m): 9:18am On Jun 22, 2017
You can never see Fulani man, either igbo or yoruba

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by PatriotTemidayo: 9:19am On Jun 22, 2017
While his mates in the north are roaming the street as Alimajiri, and in the east are joining badt gang.
Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by optimus007: 9:19am On Jun 22, 2017
Smart kids and the childhood indoctrination to become medical doctors. His best subject is Mathematics but he wants to be a medical doctor?

This happens all the time. We have kids who will kick ass.s in Engineering going into medicine because they were not given career guidance. The result? We have frustrated medical students all over the place.

I wish him all the best. I hope he really has the required passion to see him through medical school.

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Loop1: 9:19am On Jun 22, 2017
SirWere:
And what did he invent ¿

Too much theoretical approach to things is killing us in this country.




All the same, Kudos to him. It couldn't have been easy coming out the best.


Look at yew. Albert Einstein was never known to be a practical physicist ,he was in fact know for his theoretical physics . Yet he remains the best among all scientist .

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by brunofarad(m): 9:19am On Jun 22, 2017
Wow! Congrats!

Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by registration(m): 9:20am On Jun 22, 2017
Lovely.. Not only entertainment is giving out good grant prize

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Anticqz: 9:20am On Jun 22, 2017
AFONJA FOR LIFET

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Anticqz: 9:20am On Jun 22, 2017
AFONJA FOR LIFE

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by cbkingbeatz(m): 9:20am On Jun 22, 2017
[b] smart guy!! Just arrange me 500k.. Sharp guy grin

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Damilare6293: 9:21am On Jun 22, 2017
This is encouraging.... The beginning of development in any country lies in science and technology. not BBN or beauty peagent...

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Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Nobody: 9:21am On Jun 22, 2017
Nice of him
Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by sexybbstar(f): 9:21am On Jun 22, 2017
This is encouraging.... Congrats
Re: Adedipe Oluwatosin Wins Young Nigerian Scientist Of The Year & N1M Yearly Grant by Nobody: 9:22am On Jun 22, 2017
top he goes, proudly afonjas

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