The award winning newly inducted physician who swept twelve of fifteen awards from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Medical School, has indicated that she did not receive any sexual favours from Lecturers or men to merit the enviable awards.
Dr. Fatiah Ayodele Kareem intimated that she acquired the awards through a dint of hard work and favours from God.
Ms. Fatiah admonished young girls to persevere and work towards achieving their aims.
‘I didn’t receive any sexual favours from Lecturers; the only favour I got was from God I worked hard for it. I took my time to study well and God also blessed me, if you are a woman, nothing should intimidate you to pursue your dreams, if you believe in God, Learn as if it all depends on you and pray as if it’s all depends on God, never give up,’ she urged.
Speaking on Abusua FM’s Abusua Nkommo hosted by Kwame Adinkrah, she discounted claims that a woman’s place is the kitchen.
She recalled that her Senior High School Headmistress’ advice is a motivator in the pursuit of her dreams which has propelled her all these years to reach higher heights.
‘Whether man or woman you are capable of doing great things, if you put your mind to it, you can do anything that you set your mind to, our headmistress at Wesley Girls said anything worth doing is worth doing well, this has been humming in my ears everyday,’ she said.
Asked what her secret to her success is, she explained that she has a sharp retentive memory, saying her favourite subject was mathematics.
‘My retentive memory helped me, but it’s good to jot down points after reading on a subject sometimes,’ she said.
The twenty-five (25) year old newly trained doctor encouraged students to pray without ceasing when their expectations on results do not materialised.
‘After putting much efforts in an examination and the outcome is not what you expected, you have to go on your knees and ask God for favour in your next examination or quiz, and he will definitely do it,’ she advised.
The Muslim graduand said she was able to pray five times a day and fast during Ramadan despite the constraint time she had during her period of study.
She said she is yet to fall in love.