- Best graduating student receives ten thousand naira cash prize
- Nigerians say the prize is not enough for the effort put in by a student who graduated as the best student
A Nigerian graduated who just finished her studies at the University of Nigeria (NSUKKA) has been awarded a ten thousand naira cash gift.
The student graduated as the best student from the college of medicine in the university.
Nigerians have reacted to the gift awarded to the genius student. They noted that cash gifts as little as ten thousand naira would not motivate students to study.
Some Nigerians on social media compared the prize given to the student to what is given to people who compete in beauty pageants and Big Brother Africa.
They stated that the cash gift is not enough for the effort the student put into gaining what the achieved in the school.
Twitter user @Director Solomon said: "Best graduating medical student of UNN cash prize 10k, BBN cash prize 25,000,000. How do you tell the youths education is the key?"
Facebook user Jaafar said: "Congrats! Best Graduating student of college of medicine, UNN awarded N10,000 ($30). But it seems the cheque banner itself is worth more than the reward. Recession is real o!"
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However, some Twitter users noted that the money was given to the student by the student union. A user expressed that the gesture of the gift is all that matters.
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