Another batch of ABUAD students set for London study trip
Barely six weeks after the trio of Boluwatife Akinoso, Odafe Angela Okparanyote and Moyinoluwa Omoyajowo, all 500 Level MBBS students of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), traveled to America for Clinical posting under the Tripartite Partnership among ABUAD, Little-by-Little Foundation and John Hopkins Hospital, three other students at the university are on their way to King’s College, University of London on a two-week Students’ Exchange Summer School Programme.
The students are Rasheed Aro, a 400 Level Law student, Lukman Awogbemi, a 300 Level Economics student and Temitope Oladokun, a 400 Level Nursing student, who had earlier earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Dietetics.
The three constitute the first set of beneficiaries of Afe Babalola African Centre for Transnational Education (ABACOTE) at the King’s College, University of London.
Presenting the students to Chief Afe Babalola, a lawyer, founder and Chancellor of the institution, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof, Elisabeta Smaranda Olarinde, said the students emerged best during the screening exercise to select the first set of ABUAD Ambassadors to the College.
Babalola, who congratulated the students, urged them to see their selection for the Summer School as the beginning of better and greater things to come their way.
The legal luminary and frontline educationist recently donated a sum of $10 million to King’s College for the establishment of ABACOTE.
The new centre will enable young Africans to access education and opportunities, which they would otherwise not be able to have.
The vision for the Centre is based on the power of education to empower and enable Africa’s talented young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world.
It will also offer post-graduate level modules, which can be brought together to create professionally recognised qualifications from Diplomas to Master’s Degrees.
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