NAIJ.com gathered that the best graduating pediatrics student of 2015 from University of Port Harcourt, Joy Omubo, has expressed gratitude over the N250 she was given as a reward.
25-year-old Joy Omubo, made headlines after news emerged that she had gotten the sum of two hundred and fifty Naira (N250), as a reward for finishing as the best graduating pediatric student of 2015 from UniPort.
Joy who received her prize money two years after graduation, has now expressed her gratitude over the gesture.
Speaking in an interview with Punch, the 25-year-old said;
”About the cash prize, I’m grateful for the gesture. I do not feel entitled to anything and nobody actually owes me anything, so I don’t feel sad.
I would always be grateful for everything I got and anything it brings to me in the nearest future. I appreciate my lecturers especially the paediatricians because without the knowledge they imparted in me, I wouldn’t have achieved this.
I’m also grateful to UNIPORT for giving me the platform to achieve my dreams. The cash reward was inconsequential to me because following this award, I was already recognised at my induction ceremony and the smile on the faces of my family members and friends made the entire journey worthwhile.
The Chief Medical Director, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Prof. Aaron Ojule, also offered myself and 24 of my colleagues immediate placement for internship.
The Association of Resident Doctors gave us a warm reception upon our resumption of internship as well as gifts to celebrate our achievements. So in all, I’m actually very grateful.”
She sure has a positive attitude towards life.
Meanwhile, see how the British Council rewarded Nigerians who were exceptional while studying in the UK: