10 AAUA Students Bags Etisalat Scholarship Worth 100,000 Naira

Ten students of Adekunle Ajasin University,
Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, were on
Thursday penultimate week, awarded
scholarships by a leading telecommunication
company in Nigeria, Etisalat, for being
0utstanding in their studies. The company said
the gesture, which carries a cash prize of N100,
000, per recipient is given to 10 outstanding
students each from 20 universities selected
across the country as part of its Corporate
Social Responsibility.
Speaking at the well-attended event, Mr. Seun
Popoola, the Regional Manager of the firm, said
the awardees were picked purely on merit and
on account of being the best in their various
fields of study. He said, “Having gone round and
interacted with the Vice Chancellor and other
Management staff, I want to state that it is a
privilege to be students here. You are in the best
place you could be. “And to the winners, you’ve
learnt that hard work pays, as we didn’t handpick
anybody.
We have strict rules attached to this award of
Academic Excellence; your GP has to be the
best in your Department. “ Mr. Popoola stated
that Etisalat would explore other avenues in
which it could collaborate with the University. He
also disclosed that the firm is making
arrangements for all its base stations to be 3G
compliant in all tertiary institutions in the South-
West geo-political zone before the end of the
year.
Speaking earlier, the Deputy Vice Chancellor
(Administration), Prof. Francis Oyebade, who
stood in for the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele
Ajibefun, had said, “We have seen many
organizations performing their Corporate Social
Responsibilities, but it is more gratifying to see
an organization undertake Corporate Social
Responsibility directed at what is considered to
be the most important aspect of our national
life.
We are very thankful to Etisalat for prioritizing
partnership with our University to develop the
academic potential of our 5 students. I am
convinced that Etisalat is a company that is
worthy of forming a synergy with.” The Deputy
Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Oluyemisi
Adebowale, who observed that the beneficiaries
were all males, urged female students to work
harder in order to benefit from the opportunity.
A representative of the awardees, Israel
Adewoye, thanked the company for the gesture,
saying that it would spur them to be more
studious. Also present at the event were the
Acting Registrar, Mr. Sunday Ayeerun; Acting
Bursar, Mrs. Olubunmi Ologun, FCA; Dean of
Student Affairs, Dr. Bolanle Ogungbamila; and a
Biochemistry lecturer at AAUA and visiting
researcher, Nagazaki University, Japan, Dr.
Omotuyi Olaposi, among others.
The beneficiaries are: David Adeolu Ogunsu
(200-Level), Afolabi Peter Idowu (200-Level),
Akinnawonu Olumide Stephen (200-Level) all
from the Department of Physics and Electronics;
Gbadamosi Ridwan Enitan (200-Level), Abayomi
Samson Abiodun (200-Level), Daramola Temitope
Adedamola (300-Level), Aminu Moshood Abiola
(200-Levle) all from the Department of Computer
Science; Ibigbami .O G. (200-Level), Adewole M
.I. (200-Level), and Adebayo O.D. (300-Level) all
from the Department of Business Administration.

Author: Amakvitaa

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