David Okorogheye, from Delta state had 336 in JAMB and and 9As in WAEC. His course of choice was Medicine and his university of choice was UNILAG. But the institution denied him admission on the ground of his age.
David is 15 and a candidate must be 16 years before he/she can be offered admission into UNILAG. As a result, David was not allowed to take part in the post UTME exams. He was told to try again next year when he comes of age.
News of this angered Nigerians and there were efforts to contact relevant authorities to see if he could be considered for special admission but Sun News reports that UNILAG authorities said the law must be followed.
David, who hopes to become a neurosurgeon, has resigned himself to fate and will try again next year to study medicine.
His interest in the medical profession came about from watching doctors battle to save the life of his late father when he was 8 years old. Since then, David vowed to study medicine so he can save lives and will not let this minor setback stop him.