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400-level Bowen varsity student emerges best in essay competition

By From Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
04 November 2021   |   2:56 am
Vice Chancellor, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Prof Joshua Ogunwole, has expressed gratitude to governor Gboyega Oyetola over the essay competition put up to celebrate the state’s 30 years of existence.

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Vice Chancellor, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Prof Joshua Ogunwole, has expressed gratitude to governor Gboyega Oyetola over the essay competition put up to celebrate the state’s 30 years of existence.

Ogunwole, at an occasion to honour the winner, a 400-level Medicine and Surgery student of the institution, Victor Ayodeji Adeyemo, described the achievement as heart-warming, saying it was a welcome development for the institution.

Adeyemo had emerged winner of the competition titled: “Unveiling the security architecture and dominating challenges in all the geopolitical zones of Nigeria.”

The vice chancellor said it is a thing of joy celebrating one of their students, who distinguished himself in a keenly contested competition put up by Oyetola.

He said: “We want to celebrate one of our sons who has done us proud. It is the fulfillment of our vision. We thank God for this occasion because it will make our students become self- motivated to think outside the box.

“It is in our character to identify and celebrate any of our students who distinguished himself or herself on occasions like this. Let me use this occasion to appreciate the governor for putting up such a programme to motivate students and improve their capacity. I dof my hat for him,” the VC said.

He said the university would give Adeyemo a cheque of N150, 000 to buy books, while Oyetola gave a brand new car and cash gift of N500, 000.

Director of Academics, Prof Oduola Abiola, advised the student not to relent, knowing that all eyes are on him.

In his remarks, an elated Adeyemo expressed appreciation to the school and governor Oyetola for the opportunity.

He said: “This is the second edition, the first took place last year but I could not make it, this time I decided to take it and I emerged winner.”

According to him, 702 applicants from 34 universities put in for the competition, after which 25 were shortlisted for defence and oral presentation, where he emerged winner.

“With this, I have learnt hardwork, commitment and all that it takes to achieve success at Bowen University.”

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