Saturday, 27 February 2016

19 OAU Students Get Scholarship

Nineteen students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State have won the scholarship of Deacon Oluwole Alle Memorial Egbe Omo Oduduwa, a United States-based socio-cultural organisation.

The beneficiaries, with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), were among students from eight Yoruba-speaking states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara and Kogi.

The OAU Deputy Director of Linkages and Sponsored Research, Prof Bukky Ojo, advised the beneficiaries to face their studies and make good grades to justify the financial investments of the sponsor.

Congratulating the beneficiaries, the Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Prof Kehinde Taiwo, urged them to use the scholarship to enhance their academic experiences.

She said: “The people who sent you this huge amount of money have denied themselves of some luxury in order to help you achieve your goals and fulfil your dreams. You must not engage in anything that would truncate the lofty ideas you have set for yourselves, thereby rendering the scholarship useless.”

The Dean, Students’ Affairs, Dr. Lateefat Durosimi, congratulated the awardees, encouraging other students to study hard to benefit from similar gestures.

President of the Pharmacy Students Association Tunde Okoya hailed the donor for the gesture, promising that the students would justify the scholarship by working hard to achieve academic excellence.

In a related development, 10 students have benefited from a merit award scheme of Etisalat Nigeria. The beneficiaries are eight 200-Level students and two 300-Level students. They had their bank accounts credited with the scholarship funds.

They are Ayodele Israel Aduragbemi with a CGPA of 5.00; Janet Ilori, CGPA 4.95; Yusuf Tijani, CGPA 4.90; Boluwatife Adelowo CGPA 4.90; Oluchi Ikezogwo, CGPA 4.88; Chukwufunmnanya Ogbobu, CGPA 4.79; Thompson Ajayi, CGPA 4.56; Kehinde Emmanuel, CGPA 4.51; Olanrewaju Osunkunle, CGPA 4.43 and Michael Afolabi, CGPA 4.43.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Bamitale Omole, praised the students for their brilliance, urging them to study hard to achieve academic excellence.

Source: The Nation
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