Dr. Yemisi Solanke-Koya, Esq who earned two degrees in two most competitive courses, Law and Medicine has been declared as the Guest Speaker for the 2018/2019 Matriculation Ceremony of the University of Ibadan.
Dr. Solanke is to deliver the matriculation lecture titled, The Essence of Matriculation – – A Trajectory of Enduring Success at the Matriculation Ceremony which will be held at the International Conference Center, University of Ibadan, on Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 by 10:00am.
The Guest Speaker who made history for following her two parent passions is arguably the first known Nigeria to achieve the feat as she is a medical doctor and a lawyer who earned her two degrees in University of Ibadan.
She is the first child of Nigeria’s two foremost professionals – renowned surgeon, the late Professor Emeritus Toriola Feisetan Solanke and Chief Folake Solanke, the first woman Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in Ibadan.
She works as the Director of Communications, Education and Policy at the Maryland Board of Physicians, a state agency charged with the regulatory oversight of the practice of medicine in Maryland, USA.
Solanke-Koya is also a social justice activist and international award-winning poet.
She is married to Dr. Ibikunle Koya, a nephrologist who practices medicine like her, in Maryland, treating patients with hypertension and kidney disease.
She is blessed with three daughters- Oyinade, Feyisope and Moyosore, who, in addition to studying economics, Journalism and Neurobiology respectively, are also lawyers.