“If A Bbnaija Winner Can Get N90m Why Can’t A Best Graduating Student” Lecturer Dipo Awojide
Lecturer Dipo Awojide, who is well-known on Twitter for his constant drive for academic excellence and employable skills, has questioned whether a best graduating student might earn a monetary award of N90 million, similar to the winner of BBNaija.
The monetary prize is the same as what a BBNAIJA winner receives at the end of the 90-day reality show.
Universities, he claims, reward the greatest minds with ten thousand dollars and a meaningless handshake.
“There is no reason why the top graduating students from our prestigious federal and state colleges should be given N5K, N1OK, or a useless handshake while a #BBNajia winner can get N9OM in cash. We must improve. Academic achievement should be lauded!
I’m attempting to save everyone from the embarrassment of begging other countries. I am advocating for strategies to help us become true African giants.
I’m not a critic of entertainment. Enjoy yourself, but don’t lose sight of what’s important.
Unless we prioritize education and invest in our youth, we will continue to beg for “ventilators and vaccines” from countries that see education and research as a priority.