- In rewarding excellence, the duo of Faith Odunsi and Oladimeji Shotunde has been recognised by the Ogun state government
- While 15-year-old Odunsi was rewarded with an R190 000 endowment fund, Shotunde was given a house and whopping R75 000
- Ms Odunsi and Shotunde were rewarded respectively for emerging maths champion and LASU best graduating student
Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, has launched an endowment fund worth R190 000 for Faith Odunsi, a 15-year-old genius who emerged the winner of the Global Open Mathematics Tournament.
The governor made this disclosure on Thursday, April 22, while also presenting a 2-bedroom bungalow and R75 000 cash prize to the University of Lagos State (LASU) best graduating student Oladimeji Shotunde.
Governor Abiodun said the endowment fund for Faith is seeded at R190 000 but sought "voluntary donations " from private sectors and well-meaning Nigerians.
"The Ogun State Government today launched an endowment fund for Miss Faith Odunsi who topped the Global Open Mathematics Competition.
"The fund, is seeded with 5million Naira and subsequent, voluntary donations from the private sector," he said in a tweet.
Briefly News had reported earlier that Odunsi, an SS3 student from the Ijebu area of Ogun state beat participants from Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia to become a global maths champion.
My dad was a mechanic, my mum a pepper grinder - Shotunde
Meanwhile, Shotunde who graduated with a 4.95 CGPA from LASU said he was happy to have made his parents proud with his result.
Speaking with Briefly News' sister channel Legit TV, the Ogun State indigene said his father was a mechanic and his mum was a pepper grinder. According to him, graduating with a first-class was a gift to them.
The young man, who graduated in 2019, got N5 million from the Lagos state government and a scholarship to any university in the world for his masters.
He also got an offer for employment from the state government but he declined it because he would like to go into private practice.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that it is one heck of a time to be alive in South Africa as the number of graduates has increased exponentially. Another inspiring post has made it online thanks to a gorgeous young woman who is now also qualified.
In a heartwarming and super motivational post made by the proud graduate, @BassieM_, she expressed her joy at now being a Town and Regional planner. Her post features a photo of herself rocking a skin-tight red dress underneath her graduation gown.
"A Town & Regional Planning graduate.," she gushed.
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