A University of Benin (UNIBEN) undergraduate has been awarded a scholarship by the management of the school for his integrity and honesty.
The 200 level student of Microbiology in the Faculty of Life Sciences of the institution, Philip Okafor, was facing hard times about two months ago when he found a wallet with a substantial amount of money and other valuables.
Despite owing the school 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 informed the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Professor Jerry Orhue, about what Okafor had done,
Okafor was given a special prize for his exemplary behaviour, which was conferred on him by Professor Jerry Orhue.
Professor Orhue commended Okafor for returning the wallet despite knowing that the money contained in the wallet was enough to cater for his school fees.
He said that Okafor’s outstanding school fees for the semester and subsequent ones till he completes his undergraduate programme, have been totally waived.
“Okafor has received his letter of award and the Faculty has since paid his outstanding school charges”, Orhue said.