- Twitter user, Chukwuleta Leonard, has opened up about how he lost a university scholarship
- According to him, it was due to the greediness of his then HOD who wouldn't sign on his result in order to receive payment from the scholarship board
- Leonard further revealed that he lost the scholarship due to the HOD's refusal to sign on his result
The BBC documentary exposing the ill practices of 'payment' for grades in African universities, appears to have given a lot of people courage to speak out about their own experiences as well.Twitter user, Chukwuleta Leonard, left many social media users stunned with his story.
Leornard shared the story of how he lost a scholarship due to the greed of his then HOD. According to the story, the HOD refused to sign off on his result in order to allow him receive payment for the next year simply because he didn't share part of the money with him and the department.
He narrated: "I won the much coveted MTN scholarship just after my first year in Uni. It was a proud moment for my family and I, and my widowed mother could not have been more grateful. MTN was set to pay me 200k every year provided I remained on a first class/2.1."
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"The second year into my scholarship and I had done all that's required of me to verify my results but for one last thing- My HOD had to sign and the results had to be sent to MTN from my department.The Man refused."
"A date had been fixed for our results to get to @MTNFoundation I went to meet him and pleaded with him and he arrogantly walked me out of his office saying I was supposed to bring a percentage of what @MTNNG paid me to him and a percentage to the department and because I did not do that, he wasn't going to approve this new payment. He then called me a wicked person."
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"Deadline for sending verified result passed and I had to go to @MTNNG office in Ikoyi to explain the situation, they were kind enough to reach out to the Dean faculty of engineering asking him to look into the matter. The Dean called me in for a meeting and summoned my HOD.
My HOD got into the Deans office and when he saw me he hissed. The Dean told him why he was summoned and he responded- "is this why you called me?", He hissed again and walked out. The Dean sighed and asked me to follow him. "
"At this point I was devastated to say the least. I put away every sense of pride, followed my HOD and started pleading, this man literally screamed at me saying if he sees me within sight again, he'll call UNN security on me and lock me up.
It goes without saying that this affected my results. I narrated my story to some people, and someone said to me- "guy you no try, why you self no find am something" from that statement, I got it."
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Leonard who revealed that he lost the scholarship, expressed his joy over the fact that he can join his voice with Kiki Mordi and other women who made the documentary to fight these ill practices.
Meanwhile, the music industry has been thrown into mourning following the loss of yet another talented artiste, Sky B. According to reports, the veteran rapper was found unconscious and rushed to the Federal Medical center where he was confirmed dead.
Sky B who was said to have died from a heart attack, was the rave of 2007 with hit songs like I'm Calling You Promised Not To Go, Pray For Me and Here I Am.
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