- The cash prizes that were awarded to the best graduating students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, recently got many talking on social media
- Many were surprised that students that achieved such feats could be asked to share N1,500 and N1,000 as rewards
- One of the prizes is the Sir Odumegwu Memorial Prize, which gave three best graduating students N1,500 to share among themselves
The cash prizes given to the best graduating students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, have caused quite a stir on social media.
In a list of prizes that was shared by @instablog9ja, the Sir Odumegwu Memorial Prize gave three best graduating students N1,500 to share among themselves.
One of the students graduated from the Department of Accountancy while the two others finished from the Department of Banking and Finance. The three of them graduated with 4.63 CGPA.
The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Prize also awarded N1,000 to the best graduating student in the Department of Accountancy.
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Two students were awarded N1,000 to share between themselves. One of them was the best graduating student of the Department of Banking and Finance, Okoye Emmanuel Obinna, who also got a share of N500 from the Sir Odumegwu Memorial Prize.
Many share their thoughts
"Nigeria would never seize to amaze me. SMH."
"See the price for being the best in academics, but when it’s for a tv show, it’s mind blowing. We have our priorities wrong in this country!"
"Unn is a disgrace."
"This is sad. If it's a reality tv show now you'll see millions. Sigh and fans giving this and that."
"And they still want us to value education more than BBnaija?"
Lady becomes best graduating student in corporate law
Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian lady took to social media to celebrate her win after graduating as one of the top 10 best graduating students in corporate law out of over 1,700 students.
The young lady with the Twitter handle @_omobanjo made the disclosure on the social media platform.
Congratulatory messages poured in for her from well-meaning Nigerians ever since she shared the good news.