According to reports from Vanguard A Nigerian graduate at the Lehman College, the City University of New York (CUNY), Olu Onemola, has received seven awards at the university’s 2012 graduation ceremony.
Olu is the son of Bukun-olu Onemola, Nigeria’s Deputy Ambassador at the United Nations in New York.
A graduate of Political Science at Lehman, young Onemola received the distinguished “Golden Key’’ award, otherwise referred to as International Honour Society which is an academic honour society for high-achieving scholars.
Other awards are the Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honour Society in Political Science, and The Jacob Hammer Memorial Prize in English which is awarded to a student leading in theatre performance.
He also won the Edgar Dawson Prize in Political and Legal Theory which is an award to the outstanding Political Science graduate with the strongest portfolio of political and legal essays.
Onemola also received the CUNY Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award, and he similarly received the Cum Laude award.
This is a Latin term that signifies “With Honours”, a distinction bestowed on graduates that fall within a 3.4 to a 3.59 GPA on a four-point scale.
What does these awards signify?
It shows that Nigerian education system is really limiting our ability to excel beyond our abilities. The rate at which our education system is deterioriating is alarming. These shows clearly in performance of students in public exams.
Hardwork pays especially when the system promotes hard work. The Nigerian System does the opposite.
Congrats Olu Onemola!