Daniel Dada Ayodele, a graduate of Psychology from the University of Lagos joined the list of exceptionally brilliant graduates who have blazed the trail in Nigeria’s educational system graduating with a 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average .
This is is the first time since the establishment of the institution 54 years ago, that a student of the Department of Psychology would be graduating with a grade point of 5.0. This simply means Ayodele probably scored As in all courses he took during his undergraduate programme, showing an exceptional academic prowess, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rahamon Bello explained.
5.0 CGPA is an unimaginable feat, it's like a Carmel passing through a needles hole. That hommie should receive everything he desires.
— NONSO (@midasnonso) February 25, 2016
According to a Unilag student, who chose to remain anonymous, Daniel was a direct entry student, lived outside campus and was popular among his peers for his academic excellence. Fortunately for Daniel, he is currently on internship with Procter & Gamble.
@tunazki @opepurpose I was opportuned to be in Ayodele Dada's 5.0 CGPA tutorial on PSY203 and truly he is an outstanding scholar…
— A Y O M I D E (@Stunt247) February 25, 2016
Daniel Dada Ayodele was able to achieve this remarkable feat tagged a “perfect score” by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahmon Bello. But for the millions of other Nigerians and people in different parts of the world, Daniel’s achievements comes with mixed feelings.
The history of recognition and compensation is replete with the evidence that this part of the world value talent competitions and fashion more than educational achievements despite the enthusiasm that welcomes such news. For example Project Fame pioneered and financed by MTN has a winning prize of N7.5 million with a SUV for the winner. Let’s not forget Olujumoke fairy tale which is still reeling in our minds, especially after she has continued to receive various endorsements and scholarships.
Here’s what some Nigerians had to say:
I cant believe an illiterate bread seller from d streets will probably b more successful than d guy with a 5.0 CGPA.
Life is so unfair ??
— ?? (@MagnusEst) February 25, 2016
Olajumoke got an interview on CNN. Unilag 5.0 CGPA graduate got a mention on NTA. Tell me how there wount be more hawkers than scholars?
— Agbajelola Malik (@polyhistorr) February 25, 2016
Do first class degrees count?
5.0 CGPA or not what matters is how he is able to transform himself into sth useful in the society a.k.a the real world.
— Mosiforeba Mosugu (@MMosugu) February 25, 2016
@Dem_zie Many 1st class grads cant even take their 4.5-5.0 CGPA into a competitive market. Exposure and Knowledge Application is necessary.
— ADISA OLUWAFEMI (@fhemmyland) February 25, 2016
And then they poked into his social life…
Behind every 5.0 CGPA, there is a Deactivated Social Media account and Hardwork.
— Prof. Attahiru Jega. (@Prof_AJega) February 25, 2016
— ADEGOKE Oluwaseun (@ADEBOANERGES) February 25, 2016
Whether based on commitment to or sheer luck, Nigeria’s Twitter sphere presented the good, bad ugly sides to Daniel Dada Ayodele’s remarkable academic feat. However many opine that things could end a lot differently for Daniel if this success story is given the commendation it truly deserves.
— MusicGeneralNG (@MusicGeneralNG) February 24, 2016