A Nigerian man has taken to social media to reveal what a Nigerian higher institution rewarded him with after emerging as the best graduating student.
Olawale completed his programme at the Air Force Institute of Technology in the 2021/2022 academic year with a 4.99/5.0 CGPA, but he was awarded two plaques for the feat.
He decried how despite being the best graduating student of his set, he was not given a single naira to encourage his efforts.
Rather, the institution decided to celebrate him by creating a jersey with his name and CGPA printed boldly on the back.
He shared showed off the two award plaques and a white customised jersey while hinting how disappointing it was.
Although he did not get what he desired from the Nigerian Institute, he however, got a full scholarship to further his studies at Boston University, USA.
Sharing photos, Olawale wrote; “Bro!!! this was all I got, after 4.99/5.0 not even 5 naira. People come spread rumour join say Chief of Air Staff give me money.
I just see say people dey see me for road they think say this boy get money ooo. But you no what BOSTON UNIVERSITY said hold my beer. Come baby boy on a full ride.”
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Another young man lamented over how his school management gave him N20,000 for being the best graduating student in his department and faculty.
The student known on Twitter as @XrisDwhyner wrote; “So, just clocked that I graduated as the best student in my department and the faculty with an FCGPA of 4.86/5. And for this feat, I was awarded a whopping sum of #20k. That is less than $20. Yes, you read that right. Twenty dollars.
They say knowledge is power, but today, I’ve learned that it’s also worth precisely $20. So, to all aspiring scholars out there, let this be your inspiration: aim for the stars, and you might just afford a two-course meal at a mid-tier restaurant.
In all seriousness though, it’s not about the money; it’s about the knowledge, experiences, and memories gained during this journey. So here’s to all the broke but brilliant graduates out there! 🥂 Let’s keep our dreams big and our wallets tiny.”