Two students of Ekiti State University have been rewarded for their emerging best in their faculties with cash prize of N2250 each.
EKSU best graduating student at the Faculty of Arts in Ekiti State University, Fashina Aderonke has reportedly been rewarded for her hard work with N250.
The money prize was awarded to the best student is part of one Mrs Fluorence Olufunmilayo Akinyede’s Prize award for the best graduating student in the Faculty.
In a letter signed by the University Deputy Registrar, Dr SO Afolabi, the university asked the student to liaise with the bursary department to claim her prize award of N250.00.
The letter allegedly sent to the student reads:
This is to inform you that you have won Mrs Fluorence Olufunmilayo Akinyede’s Prize award for being the best graduating student in the final examination for the degree in B. Ed (Hon) Education for 2016/2017 academic session.
The value of the prize award is N250.00 (Two hundred and fifty Naira only.)
Kindly liaise with the Bursary Department for your cash award.
On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor please accept my congratulations.
Best student in Agric Science gets N2500
Another student, Uwuagwu Oluwadamilare Samuel who emerged as the best student in crop production in the Faculty of Agricultural Science Ekiti State University also won N2500 cash prize.
The cash prizes for the best students in the two faculties have however been criticised on Twitter as many consider the cash reward too little for the students’ academic efforts.
Here are some of the tweets that condemn the cash prizes for the students.
BBNaija cash prize – N45m
Project fame cash prize – N5m
Nigerian Idol cash prize – N7.5m
Award for best student in an academic session – N2,500
This is Nigeria my country 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/5H5xNCS6j3
— Chairman 🇳🇬 (@mr_adedeji) June 24, 2018
It is sad and pathetic that Education is not encouraged in Nigeria, how can a best student be awarded N2000 while people are cashing out N25m for winning a reality TV show? Where exactly are we heading to in this country? pic.twitter.com/z9e4QxAB2d
— FT Nur (@Nuratafida) June 24, 2018
Nigeria issa joke!. N250 for best graduating student https://t.co/uAKUKQnwXL
— Air Marshal (@zikirillahi) June 24, 2018
… Meanwhile in Ekiti State University, Nigeria the best Student in a faculty gets N2,000 (Two Thousand Naira) as a reward.
Please remind me of the BBNiaja cash price reward again! ☹ pic.twitter.com/1trTrR784T
— Ayanbisi Temitope. A (@Dr_Aphiz) June 24, 2018