The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday in Abuja honoured Dr Victor Olalusi who scored 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) in Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow (RNRMU) in 2013, arguably the first in the world.
Dr Victor Olalusi
According to P.M news, a Nigerian student named Dr Victor Olalusi has set a new record in Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow (RNRMU) after amassing a 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) in the school. He was the best graduating student in the whole Russian Federation in 2013. His study was under the Russia-Nigeria Bilateral Education Agreement.
This great educational feat attracted a special honour from the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja on Wednesday, 28th of July. This record has been termed as the first in the world.
Speaking at the event, Dr MacJohn Nwaobiala, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry said a lot of Nigerian students were brilliant but Olalusi was a genius.
He said Olalusi had become an ambassador not only to the ministry but to Nigeria and Russia.
Nwaobiala said: “We have to search the Guinness Book of Records for anybody who has achieved 5.0 in a university. It is curious and strange that all those that evaluated his performance could not find reason to reduce a point from him.
“You should be the ambassador of the Federal Scholarship Board, Ministry of Education, Nigeria and the Russian Federation.
“I look forward to the day you will stand before the President to receive your honour. We have recommendations to that effect, ’’
He then urged Olalusi to continue to be a role model to young Nigerians and also called on him to explore opportunities in post graduate research.
Olalusi is presently going through the compulsory National Youth Service scheme in Rivers.
Mr Artem Romanov, who represented the Russian Embassy, also saluted the great achievement of the young Nigerian with a very promising future.