The Alumni Association of Ekiti State University (EKSU) Ado Ekiti has given scholarship award to 50 needy students of the institution to assist them in their studies.
The National President of the association, Prof. Matthew Ayeni said the gesture would lessen the financial duties of the beneficiaries. He said it was part of efforts by the association to ensure that needy students of the institution were not left in cold.
Ayeni, who spoke while handing over N10, 000 cheque to each of the students during the second edition of the alumni scholarship scheme, urged the students to be focused and not develop clear-cut vision around what they do best.
Professor Ayeni promised that the scope of the programme would have widened by next session.
The President challenged members and other well-meaning Nigerians to think along the line of giving scholarships to indigent students as part of their contribution to supporting the cause of the needy in society and building a veritable future for them.
According to him, selection of beneficiaries of the scheme was “meticulously and painstakingly done by EKSU Counselling unit of the university” with the aim of assisting students in need.
The Alumni President reiterated that the determination of the association to partner with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele, “to move our university forward to attain the expected goal of a world class university. God be on our side, we shall continue to give him all our support that is required to achieve this goal”.
The Vice Chancellor, in his remarks said former students of the institution had been offering immeasurable support to the university citing one of them, Dr. Seinde Olatunji, a 1989 graduate of Geography department who donated N300 million worth of ICT equipment to the university.