“A teacher told my mom that I couldn’t cope with medical school at 13…” Says Lady Who Becomes Doctor At 20

Beauty and brains, Lilian Okafor, who started med school when she was just 13, has shared her wonderful and inspiring story via social media to prove that hard work and determination can get one anywhere never mind what anyone tells you.

According to Dr. Okafor;

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“I remember a teacher telling my mom when I finished high school at age 13 that I couldn’t cope with medical school at that age but my mom knew her daughter….even though I waited for over a yr ( thanks to the struggles we face to get into 9ja uni).

I went to Uganda (some people laughed at me for going but it was the best decision..the reason is a story for another day?)…got my degree, wrote the 9ja exam…passed of course ? got inducted yesterday…at age 20?…”Hey teacher, i did it well”..THANK YOU LORD…now licensed in both east Africa and 9ja… Thank you mom and dad… Thank you baee… btw, dad needs to stop calling me a baby Doctor…”

Photo credit: Lilian Okafor

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