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Wednesday, 2 March 2016
UNILAG best graduate with a 5.0CGPA awarded N1.1m cash prize
The 29-year-old best graduating student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, during the 2014/2015 convocation ceremonies, Mr. Ayodele Daniel Dada, has been rewarded with a total prize money of more than N1 million.
Dada, who broke the record of being the first student of the 54-year-old university to secure a Cumulative Gradient Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0, was formally unveiled Tuesday amidst pump and pageantry by the institution.
The graduand, who noted that the media had branded him a genius, said: “It does not take to be a genius to do the work of a genius.”
Also, Dada won the N250,000 Tony Elumelu Prize; the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize of N100, 000; the Social Science Dean’s Prize of N50,000 and the HOD of Psychology’s Prize of N25, 000.