He said 180 First Class graduates in the 2014 academic year and two others, who received NYSC Presidential honours after completing the National Youth Service Corps scheme, would get N500,000 each. Olukoya said the First Class honours award, which started with 12 students, had risen to 180, explaining that it was meant to encourage hard work among students.
He said the award was put in place to reward members of MFM, who were dedicated to their academic work, while also creating time to serve God.
A pastor, Shade Olukoya, and Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Bamitale Omole, presented the award to the recipients. Omole lauded the recipients for their dedication to their academic work and also serving God.
He commended the students for making themselves, families and the church of God proud through their hard work.
Omole urged the recipients to appreciate the grace of God upon their lives, noting that many of their peers, who started with them, could not complete their courses for different reasons. He called on other churches to emulate MFM by encouraging hardworking students through similar awards.