Foundation’s scholarship for best graduating students

Eight students have received scholarship from Stephen Oluwole Awokoya Foundation for science education (SOAFSE).

The scholarship was given to the best graduating students of nominated public and private tertiary institutions to enable them pursue their post graduate degree.

The scholarship was presented during the 24th Annual lecture of the Foundation which held at Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos last week.

The Awardees included: Mr Adeola Adeyemo, a graduate of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Lagos; Miss Patience Abugu (Pure and Industrial Chemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka); Mr  Chukwuemeka Nwagu, Electronics Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Mr  Obinwa  Enewally (Pharmacy, University of Lagos); Miss Adedoyin  Adeyemi (Microbiology, University of Lagos); Mr Laughter Olagunju Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Akure); Miss Osemeran Idialu; Computer Science, Redeemer’s University Ede); and Mr Joshua Adewolu (Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti).

Speaking at the event, a member, Board of Trustees, Dr Fola Awokoya highlighted the importance of the foundation scholarship

“The Awokoya Foundation scholarship is a reward for excellence and it is aimed at encouraging excellence in educational performance”

The theme of the event titled ‘towards safer natal experiences in Nigeria: How far and what next?’ recalled its achievement the foundation has made.

“In the area of scholarship award, the Foundation has made a total of 113 postgraduate scholarship awards”

Awokoya Foundation, which started 24 years ago in 1995 aimed at promoting science and science education in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.

The award which is renewable each year, for a maximum of three years, provides the Awardees in maintaining a good record of academic performance as attested to the authorities of the University he or she attends

Earlier, chairman of the occasion,  His Highness, Dr. Adedapo Tejuoso, the Osile of Oke Ona, Egbaland urged Nigerians to assist in awarding more scholarships in order to attain 26 per cent provided by UNESCO on education.

“Please help us to award more scholarships and equip more laboratories and libraries in Nigerian higher institutions as we have done at Molusi College.

“We should and indeed must attain the United Nations/UNESCO prescription that 26 per cent of the annual budgets of all developing countries should be provided for education.”

Source The Nation

Posted March, 28 2019

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