Victor Olalusi is not your average student. He is a genius who has achieved remarkable feats in his academic journey. He is the first person in the world to score a perfect 5.0 GPA in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow (RNRMU) in 2013 . He was also the best graduating student in the whole Russian Federation in 2013 .
But that’s not all. Olalusi has a history of excellence that dates back to his secondary school days. He had the best WAEC result in 2004, First Class Architecture (FUTA) -2005, JAMB Best Science Student (JAMB score 322) – 2006, Cowbell Prize Award – 2006, Medicine First Merit list (OAU) – 2006, and Highest OAU Post UME (score – 325) – 2006 .
How did he do it? How did he manage to excel in different fields and countries? What motivated him to pursue his passion for medicine? And why should he be celebrated as a role model for young Nigerians and Africans?
In this blog post, we will explore the educational journey of Victor Olalusi, the Nigerian prodigy who made history in Russia.
From Architecture to Medicine: A Change of Course
Victor Olalusi was born on July 18, 1988, in Ondo State, Nigeria. He attended St. Finbarrs College Akoka Lagos for his secondary education, where he emerged as the best student in WAEC examinations in 2004. He also won several awards and competitions in mathematics and science subjects.
He gained admission into the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) to study Architecture, where he graduated with a First Class degree in 2005. However, he realized that his true passion was medicine and decided to apply for another admission into Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to study Medicine and Surgery.
He aced both the JAMB and Post UME examinations, scoring 322 and 325 respectively, and securing a place on the merit list. However, he did not enroll at OAU because he got a scholarship offer from the Federal Government of Nigeria to study Medicine in Russia under the Russia-Nigeria Bilateral Education Agreement.
He accepted the offer and left for Russia in 2007 to pursue his dream of becoming a medical doctor.
From Nigeria to Russia: A Cultural Shock
Victor Olalusi faced many challenges when he arrived in Russia. He had to adapt to a new environment, culture, language, and educational system. He also had to deal with racism, discrimination, and isolation from some of his classmates and teachers.
He did not let these obstacles deter him from his goal. He worked hard, studied diligently, and participated actively in class. He also learned Russian language and culture and made friends with other international students.
He excelled in all his courses, scoring 5.0 GPA in every semester for seven years . He also took part in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and volunteering. He was recognized as one of the best students in the faculty and was inducted into RNRMU’s Hall of fame for academic excellence .
He graduated as a medical doctor in 2013 with a perfect score of 5.0 GPA, making him the first person in the world to achieve such a feat . He was also the best graduating student in the whole Russian Federation in 2013 .
From Russia to Nigeria: A Homecoming
Victor Olalusi returned to Nigeria in 2013 after completing his studies in Russia. He registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and underwent the compulsory one-year housemanship training at State Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State .
He also completed the compulsory National Youth Service scheme in Rivers State . He is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies and research interests.
He has been honored by various organizations and institutions for his outstanding achievements. He received an award from the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja in 2015 . He also received commendations from the Russian Embassy, Ondo State Government, FUTA Alumni Association, Nigerian Medical Association, among others .
He has been featured in several media outlets such as P.M. News, How Africa News, Rising Africa, Afrik Glamour Magazine, among others .
He has also been invited to speak at various events and platforms such as TEDx, Rotary Club, Youth Empowerment Summit, among others.
Why Victor Olalusi Should Be Celebrated
Victor Olalusi is a rare gem who has proven that nothing is impossible with hard work, dedication, and passion. He has shown that Nigerian students can compete and excel at the global level. He has also shown that Nigerian students can overcome any challenge and achieve their dreams.
He is an inspiration and a role model for young Nigerians and Africans who aspire to pursue excellence in their chosen fields. He is a testament to the potential and talent that abound in Nigeria and Africa. He is a pride and a glory to his country and continent.
He deserves to be celebrated for his remarkable achievements and contributions to the field of medicine and humanity. He deserves to be supported and encouraged to continue his quest for knowledge and innovation. He deserves to be recognized and appreciated for his brilliance and excellence.
Victor Olalusi is a Nigerian genius who scored 5.0 GPA in Russia, first in the world. He is a legend who made history in Russia. He is a hero who made Nigeria proud.
Another great Nigerian in Russia
Justin Chukwudi Olewuezi is a Nigerian medical doctor who recently graduated from the Siberian State Medical University (SSMU) in Tomsk, Russia, with a perfect cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0. He is the first Nigerian to achieve this feat in the 133-year history of the university, which was founded in 1888.
Olewuezi’s story and educational journey are inspiring and remarkable. He told PUNCH Online that he had always wanted to study abroad and make something of himself. However, he failed to gain admission into a Nigerian university twice, even with high scores in the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination. He decided to pursue his dream in Russia with the help of his mother and a Russian-trained medical doctor.
He started his studies at the Tomsk Polytechnic University, where he learned the Russian language and some science subjects. Then he moved to SSMU, where he faced the challenges of studying medicine in a foreign language and culture. He said that the professors at SSMU taught him well and gave him confidence in his abilities. Read more about Justin here.