Advocating the role of quality sleep, Mouka has recognised and rewarded the best graduating students from all faculties of the Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja. Each recipient got cash grants at the school’s convocation ceremony held recently.
The initiative was part of the company’s fifth CSR pillar, “Skills for Life”, which was introduced three years ago to recognise and promote academic excellence.
A 2019 study by Teruo Okano and colleagues revealed that longer sleep duration, better sleep quality and greater sleep consistency improve academic performance. This study also revealed that students who deprive themselves of sleep while preparing for examinations suffer blackouts while writing the examination itself.
Another research also shows that students who sleep well are more ‘likely to develop innovative ways of solving complex issues mathematically than those with sleep deprivation’. Based on these research works and many more, the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy encourages students to prioritise quality sleep.
Commenting on the Mouka Award for Excellence initiative, the company’s Brand Manager, Yemisi Obadina said that the scheme, which was flagged off in 2020, is intended to encourage students to strive for academic distinction while also prioritising quality sleep on their Mouka products.
On his part, Mouka’s Head of Sales, Oladimeji Alabi called on other institutions to enrol in the Mouka Award for Excellence programme by contacting the company through their customer care lines or Regional Sales Managers.
The beneficiaries include Aisha Adebayo of the Department of Economics; Faruk Ladan (Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Nana Aisha Alhassan Sule (Public and International Relations) Chidinma Vivan Odoh (Public Administration) and Israel Ayomide Anjorin (Computer Science)
In his commendation speech, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Osman Nuri Aras said that through their goodwill, Mouka has demonstrated that it cares about the students’ efforts in their quest for a better future adding that the grants would support them in achieving their future goals.
The beneficiaries applauded the socially responsible company for rewarding intelligence.