UNIBEN Undergraduate Awarded Scholarship For His Honesty
An undergraduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Philip Okafor, has been awarded a scholarship by the management of the school for his honesty.
Okafor, a 200 level student of Microbiology, in the Faculty of Life Sciences in the institution, was facing hard times about two months ago when he found a wallet with a substantial amount of money and other valuables.
Despite owing an outstanding school fee of N 45,600, he returned the wallet and its content to the owner. The wallet belonged to another 200 level student of Environmental Management and Toxicology Department in the same faculty.
The grateful owner informed the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Jerry Orhue, about what Okafor had done. For his exemplary behaviour, Okafor was given a special prize.
The dean, commended Okafor for returning the wallet despite knowing that the money contained in the wallet was enough to cater for his school fees.
Okafor’s outstanding school fees for the semester and subsequent ones till he completes his undergraduate programme, have been totally waived.