Girl Awarded N10,000 For Academic Excellence Receives N500,000
Recently, news broke of a young lady Chidnma Ikekpeazu who was awarded N10,000 for being the best graduating student of UNN’s Medicine And Surgery department.
A question was soon raised; ‘would students rather be the best graduating students and receive N10,000 or win Big Brother Naija and win N25m?’
The debate went back and forth especially as it was assumed that Guaranty trust bank was the sponsor behind the girl’s prize money.
GT Bank has since dissociated itself with the situatiojn and it has been discovered that the prize money was awarded to Chidinma as by UNMSA(University of Nigeria Medical Students’ Association).
With respect to this, KBK Foundation has decided to rewarded the Chidinma with a sum of N500,000.
This was made known via an Instagram post which was captioned thus;
That should be the minimum cash award for academic excellence.
#kbkfoundation is presenting N500,000 to the UNN Best Graduating Medical Student. I resonate with her story because I understand how much time, money and energy it takes to study medicine (successfully). I read tons of comments on why her 10k prize is an insult, on how GTB should have done the needful, on why a popular comedian who happens to be my namesake justified the stipend.. The problem is, we talk too much without action, I expected somebody to start a crowdfunding of some sort so she can be presented with a more befitting gift, like a car.. Anyways, because the foundation has too many surgeries to pay for at this time, we will present the young woman with half a million naira only.
Her name is Ikekpeazu Chidinma, that’s all the info I have but there are a bunch of people with same name on fb. This is a public appeal to help me find the real Chidinma so I don’t pay the wrong one. If you know her/attended same school with her, please tell her to contact @kbkonline.
The said amount will wait for her, for two weeks.
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