BY DAYO ADESULU
Mixed reactions from Nigerians have continues to trail the emergence of Miss Kaitlin Akwada who made a perfect 5.00 CGPA and was made a One-Day – Vice-Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria.
Kaitlin Akwada who ascribed her performance to her aspiration and desire said: ”The power to attract what you desire lies in your hands.”
According to her, before hitting 5.00 CGPA, she had already written her speech a year prior in preparation for the day.
But many Nigerians have continued to express different perspectives to her achievement. While many lauded her academics feat, others faulted her institutions’ for awarding the scores.
In his reaction to this story earlier published on Lindaikeji blog, Chinedu Unanah ascribed the achievement to hard work. He said: ”What a lovely and mighty achievement. Hard work pays, just put in the work Congrats miss.
For a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University who identified himself as Anonymous, wrote: ”This can only happen in a private university, lol.
”In our time when no private universities, besides endless strikes, the lecturers were evil most especially Ahmadu Bello University ABU engineering faculty. while there, there had been no first-class in the last twenty years.
”Making a second class upper was a very very big deal. lecturers would deliberately fail you so you don’t make that first class, even if you get all exam questions correct throughout your stay.
”It was a popular saying then that a third class in ABU was equivalent to second class upper in other universities, ABU Engineering graduates in the nineties can confirm this.
”In fact once you live that place most never want to come back for a visit some sadistic lecturers there take evil delight in ensuring only a few pass their courses, by the time you carry over three times they may pity.
”I feel like calling their names. Many third-class and pass graduates are currently doing well in their profession employers in the north understands this and give students who finished with poor grades an opportunity to work.
”I hope the school is better now and those set of lecturers fired. It’s no wonder Senator Dino Melaye finished with a third class. That said I finished with second class lower, it could have been better if not for those agents of darkness called lecturers there.”
Speaking in the same vein, another anonymous wrote: ”It’s time public universities start dishing out this first-class… they deliberately make it impossible for students to get it. What we see here with the private universities is the same thing that happens with private secondary schools… Pass them with a good score because there they pay. BTW… VC’s office looks like a supermarket or a grotto.”
”Dear young girls, these are the real Queens, not the BBNaija, genetically modified, prostitutes parading the Internet. I Stan a QUEEN!”