Prof Anthony Durojaiye Ologhobo of the University of Ibadan (UI), has received a surprise car donation from MTN Nigeria as a reward for professionalism. The Professor who is of the University’s Animal Science Department, was nominated by his students who considered him a positive influence.
The reward is part of MTN’s Surprise Your Professor campaign.
It was a surprise for Ologhobo who had no idea such an award was coming. He said about the gift car:
“This is a gift from the Almighty God. I was not expecting anything from MTN. I was only told to come and present some gifts to my students. I don’t know how to explain this. This is a great surprise and I am eternally grateful to MTN for this gesture.”
What made this gesture even more rewarding is the fact that the teachers who were to be rewarded were decided by their students.
Ologhobo is said to have been rewarded for his “diligence, moral rectitude and fatherly role.” Against the background of scandalous reports of sex-for-marks and money-for-marks epidemic in universities across the country, among other alleged unsavoury goings-on on campuses, Ologhobo’s story is truly a breath of fresh air.
“This is an encouragement for all of us at the University of Ibadan to put our best into whatever we are doing,” he noted.