Lecturers Award Scholarship To Indigent Students

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (ASUU-UNAAB) Branch has awarded scholarships to financially disadvantaged students within the University.

The presentation of the scholarship took place during the Union’s Congress held at the 1,000 Seater Capacity Auditorium in the University.

In his Opening Remarks, Dr. Oluwagbemiga Adeleye, the Chairman of the Union, expressed gratitude to members of the union and acknowledged the cooperative spirit accorded him since he assumed office.

Dr. Adeleye used the opportunity to urge the Federal Government to settle the withheld eight months’ worth of salary, including the promotion arrears spanning 2018 to 2023.

He said that the initiation of the scholarship award by the Branch was approved by the Union’s National Executive Council (NEC).

Providing an overview of the Union’s status, Prof. Olusiji Sowande, the National Treasurer of the Union commended the Branch executives for introducing scholarships for indigent students. He stressed the importance of members understanding the Union’s constitution and encouraged the continuous pursuit of knowledge.

Prof. Sowande emphasised the Union’s commitment to selfless service in the academic sector, while urging ASUU members to maintain consistency in their daily activities.

He affirmed the Union’s support for students and other labour unions in the spirit of solidarity and reiterated that the local chapter’s provision of scholarships to indigent students was supported by the Union’s constitution.

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