UNN best graduating dentist gets N50,000 award
The overall best graduating student in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Nigeria (UNN), Miss Valentina Ebisike, has been rewarded with N50,000 for her ‘unprecedented’ feat by the university.
Ebisike got the overall best graduating student award after she finished with excellence in 10 different disciplines.
Announcing the academic excellence prize at the induction and swearing-in ceremony of the 2021 graduating class at the university’s college of medicine at Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu on Thursday, the dean, the Faculty of Dentistry, Prof. Felix Chukwuneke said the cash prize was to encourage academic excellence among students.
He said the academic feat achieved by Ebisike should be applauded by all lovers of excellence, hard work, and diligence, adding that with the award, the institution hopes to inspire other students to make excellence their cardinal objective as they go through the university.
The Dean added that some of the graduates with best academic performances would also be considered for direct employment as had been the practice in the faculty.
He charged the graduands to make the care of patients their first concern and practice medicine safely and effectively by being well informed about their patients before making decisions or taking actions that may affect them.