Oyedele Oluwadetan

Miss Oyedele Oluwadetan was born to the family of Engineer Kehinde and Mrs Afolake Oyedele (a lecturer at the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode) on the 14th of April, 1991 at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State – the second of three children.

She began her academic career at Grace Day Nursery and Primary School, Ijebu-Ode in 1995. She completed her primary education in the year 2000 and gained admission into Regal College, Sagamu that same year.

Detan recounts that a prize-giving ceremony she attended in Mayflower School Ikenne, while in Junior Secondary School I, changed her attitude towards her studies. In the ceremony, she said a particular lanky boy, whose name she could not remember, carted away all the prizes in all the subjects he offered.

From that moment, I said to myself, if he could do it, then certainly I too could. From that day on, I read like I had never done before, just to come out tops like the Mayflower boy.”

This magic actually worked for her, as she maintained the first position in all her examinations and tests, from that term and throughout her secondary school. She represented her school in National competitions and won awards for her alma mater. In 2004, she represented her school in the National Mathematics Competition having led the pack at the state level. and did it proud by winning awards in that year’s edition.

The former student of Regal College, Ogun State clinched the third position of May/June WASSCE in 2006 with A1s in eight subjects- Economics, Geography, English Language, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, while she had a F9 in French Language.

Oyedele Oluwadetan is a quiet and well-behaved student, Currently, she is doing a degree programme in Computer Engineering as Obafemi Awolowo University.

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