As part of activities to mark the 19th lecture and award ceremony of Fafunwa Education Foundation, FEF, Dr Abayomi Adeleke of the Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife has won the grand prize. The event was held at the Faculty of Education of the University of Lagos, Akoka. Adeleke won the grand prize in the 11th post-doctoral awards in education seminar of the foundation.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the award ceremony, Adeleke said he was delighted to have won the prize, noting that it was the fruit of hard work and God’s blessing. “I didn’t expect this when I started on my study. I just did all I should diligently and I am privileged to have a supervisor who supported me,” he stressed.
Adeleke noted that for any success to be recorded hard work must be thoroughly dispensed and self-discipline maintained.
“My advice is that people should work hard without thinking of any reward; just give your best for a merited result. This will come naturally. When the post graduate college submitted my thesis after screening several theses in theses for this competition, I never thought it seriously. But when I was leaving Ife for the event it now dawn on me that it was real. I cut off social activities and almost cut off from friends to become isolated because I had to spend most of the time in library.”
Other awardees were Dr Toinpere Mercy Frederick- Jonah (2nd) University of Ibadan; Dr Margaret Adunni Oguntimeyin (3rd) Lagos State University, Ojo Lagos.