- A young Nigerian man identified as Dimeji Shotunde has said finishing school as the best graduating student was a gift to his parents for all they've done for him
- Shotunde said he knew what he wanted from the higher institution and went for it, adding that school was never a scam
- He graduated in 2019 and got N5 million from the Lagos state government for his outstanding performance
A young Nigerian man, Dimeji Shotunde, who graduated with a 4.95 CGPA from the Lagos States University (LASU) has said he was happy to have made his parents proud with his result.
Shotunde said his father was a mechanic and his mum was a pepper grinder. According him, graduating with a first class was a gift to them.
The young man, who graduated in 2019, got N5 million from the Lagos state government and a scholarship to any university in the world for his masters.
He also got an offer for employment from the state government but he declined it because he would like to go into private practice.
Shotunde said anyone who says school is a scam is wrong because school opens doors for a lot of opportunities.
In a previous report by Legit.ng, a Nigerian lady identified as Esther Nwankwo defied the odds and became the best graduating student of her department after struggling to achieve a university education.
The lady took to her LinkedIn page to narrate how her education almost ended after she finished secondary school.
She said her father could not send her to the university due to financial constraints.
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Esther said she was skeptical about her future but her determination to succeed kept her going, adding that she was determined and willing to pay the price of success.
"I set out on my path to become educated. I took up several menial jobs to save up for higher institution."