A First class graduate of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Chukwuemeka Christopher, has shared his disappointment online after receiving a cash prize of only N20k for his remarkable academic accomplishments.
Christopher, who graduated with an exceptional Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.86/5 from the Department of Mathematics, took to Twitter to express his frustration.
Christopher’s tweet, which included a photo of the meager prize check he received from the university, has gone viral, amassing over 10,000 likes and 3,000 retweets, along with hundreds of comments from sympathetic Nigerians who joined in his critique of the country’s education system.
“So, just clocked that I graduated as the best student in my department and the faculty with a CGPA 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.”
“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,” he added.