A university of Benin, UNIBEN Undergraduate has been awarded a scholarship by the management of the school for his integrity.
Philip Okafor, a 200 level student of Microbiology in the Faculty of Life Sciences in the institution, was said to have been faced with hard times about two months ago when he found a wallet with a certain 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 who received his wallet and valuables in good form, informed the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Professor Jerry Orhue, about what Okafor had done. And For his exemplary behavior, Okafor was given a special prize, which was conferred on him by Professor Jerry Orhue after commending him for returning the wallet despite knowing that the money contained in the wallet was enough to clear his school fees debt.
Prof Orhue said that Okafor’s outstanding school fees for the semester and future ones till he completes his undergraduate programme, have been totally waived.
Phillip has received his letter of award and the Faculty has since paid his outstanding school charges.