Academic excellence has little or no cash prize attached to it in Nigeria. It does not also mean automatic employment. Many
Nigerians have been crying out over the trend of reality stars being given millions of naira gift by organisers of the shows in conjunction with corporate organisation while students with academic excellence gets ridiculous amount of money for their brilliancy.
A similar scenario been played out again when the best graduating student of department of civil engineering from Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, is awarded a cash gift of N100 only.
For emphasis and clarification, the cash gift amount was also spelt out in words, one hundred naira only.
The absurd amount was awarded to Bamisaye Tosin Tope and the letter informing the awardee of the ‘precious’ cash prize is from the office of the registrar of EKSU.
See the letter below:
BBNaija Winner Will Go Home With N60M But Best But Graduating Student in Civil Engineering EKSU gets N100 One Hundred Naira I repeat.
What A Nation
Premium on Immorality over Academic Excellence @ekiti_uni @ENACTUSEKSU pic.twitter.com/HP2YgSmiMF
— Amb S A Lukman #AIG (@amb_aig) July 6, 2019