The Internet community woke up recently to the picture of an unidentified lady receiving a dummy cheque as the Best Graduating Student. It was not long before the picture went viral with different reactions trailing it.
To many, their annoyance and reactions stemmed from the fact that the dummy cheque had written clearly on it the name of the first indigenous University in Nigeria, UNN and also the logo of a foremost commercial bank, the Guaranty Trust Bank. The picture once again threw up the debate of the quality and usefulness of the Nigerian Educational system.
However, both the bank and the University has come out to distance themselves from sponsorship of the said award. According to the University, the University does not give out two awards for Best Graduating students but one and this is always given during an award ceremony on the eve of the University’s Convocation. The University made this known in a post on its official Facebook Page after