ASUU Presents Scholarship Awards to Six UI Indigent Students

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter has awarded Scholarships to six indigent but brilliant students of the university in its 2023 Indigent Students.

Beneficiaries of the 2023 award included a 200 level student of the Department of Medicine and Surgery, Ilori Ayomide, Busari Temitayo, Department of Microbiology, and a 400 level student of Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, Osiga Ibrahim.

Others are Folorunsho Anuoluwa, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Ekop Uko, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Adesina Adebare, Department of Archeology and Anthropology.

The Chairman, UI chapter of ASUU, Prof. Ayo Akinwole , who spoke after presenting  the award to the beneficiaries,  said the award was in two categories (ASUU National Award and ASUU UI branch Award), adding that two out of the beneficiaries won N200,000 each for National category, while the remaining four got N100,000 each for the branch award.

According to him, the beneficiaries were chosen following approval by the evaluation committee of the union, which comprised ASUU members across faculties in the institution considering indigency and brilliance.

Professor Akinwole disclosed that the award, which started in 2018, was the unions’ contribution to moulding of sound minds and ensuring there is no hindrance to the education of brilliant indigent students.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Busari Temitayo commended the gesture of the union, saying it would go a long way in relieving them of their financial burdens.

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