The picture and the award it depicts, which has been trending in the social media, has nothing to do with the University of Nigeria as an institution.
This is a case of members of students’ association honouring one of their own with the token they could afford. The name of the association – University of Nigeria Medical Students Association – is written on the dummy cheque.
The University of Nigeria has a tradition of rewarding its best graduating students at the Award and Prize Night usually held at the eve of its convocations.
The awards are presented by the Vice-Chancellor not by a student as depicted in the picture.
The general public are advised to read the content of the dummy cheque very well before making their comments and comparisons.