Young Lady breaks record at university of Toronto Canada, emerges first-ever African to become best graduating student

Chika Stacy Oriuwa, an excellent woman, became the first ever black valedictorian of the university’s college of medicine, breaking a record at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Out of the 259 pupils in her class, Chika Stacy Oriuwa was the only person of color. She characterized her success as proof of the advocacy she had engaged in during her time in medical school.

“I am incredibly thankful to those for voting for me and recognizing the value of the work that I do and the contributions I have made to the faculty and overall community. For me, it is a testament to the advocacy I have done over the last four years. To be able to come this far is also reflective in the shifting demographic and values of medicine today,’ she said.

” With my cohort of graduating physicians, it’s clear that we, as a collective group, value certain things more than they historically have been valued. We value diversity and inclusion and that’s very reflective in me being voted class valedictorian,” she added in her valedictorian speech.

Being the only black student in her class, Chika Stacy stated that sometimes the pressure and expectations were too much.

“I felt I had to prove my merit in the classroom. Not only did I feel like this was intrinsically motivated, but externally reinforced when individuals would question if I had an easier route to get into medical school simply because of my race than somehow me getting in off my own merit,” she said.

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