UK-based Nigerian educationist, Dipo Awojide popularly known as Ogbeni Dipo has advocated for best graduating students to be generously rewarded like Big Brother Naija winners.
He made the statement on the microblogging platform, Twitter on Sunday, 25th, 2021.
Comparing the current edition of BBNaija, he stated that if the winner would get N90 million, then there's no reason for a best graduating student not to be rewarded with N5k or a N10k handshake.
"If a #BBNajia winner can get N9OM in cash price there is no reason why best graduating students across our prestigious federal and state universities should be getting N5K, N1OK or a useless handshake. We must do better. Academic excellence should be celebrated!
"I am trying to save all of us the embarrassment of begging other countries. I am advocating for ways for us to become a true African giant.
"I am not criticizing entertainment. Enjoy but don't lose focus
"Until we prioritize the education sector and invest in our youth, it is likely we will continue begging for 'ventilators and vaccines' from countries that see education and research as priorities," he said.
The winner of Big Brother Naija 'Shine Ya Eye' season six edition stands to win a whopping N90m grand prize at the end of the 72-day reality TV show.