… As 59 students bag scholarship awards at UNIFEMGA 2015 convention
The joy of 59 outstanding undergraduates of Obafemi Awolowo University from various departments knew no bound when they won a scholarship worth over three million at the just concluded Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates’ Association annual reunion convention held at the institution’s campus in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Saturday May 9th, 2015.
Founded over two decades ago, apart from providing annual scholarship award for outstanding undergraduates and postgraduates students worth over 3.5million per annum, the aims and objectives of the association is to educate, enlighten and address societal issues.
The annual convention in its 11th year running has become a unique platform for members and the academic community to celebrate and rub minds together and discuss latest social developments from around the world.
Members also use the forum to network and seek ways to improve their alma mater as well reunite and bond with fellow classmates and their families, network and render assistance and support, not only to one another, but more important, to their alma mater, University of Ife.
In her remarks, one of the awardees from the faculty of arts of the institution thanked the organisers of the scholarship for making their dreams come to reality. “As you can see some of us are from the less privileged homes but endowed with extra-ordinary intellect by Almighty Allah.
But through benevolence of this people, we have been able to achieve our dreams which would have been jeopardized due to financial constraints. I pray that God will continue to bless them and enlarge their coasts.”
According to the National President of the association, Prof. Abdul Wahab Egbewole reaching out is a way of giving back to the society and identifying with the best brains in their alma mater.
“Since the inception of the programme in 2009/2010 academic session, UNIFEMGA has awarded scholarship to students of OAU worth Seventeen Million Five Hundred and Sixty Six Thousand (N17, 566,000.00).
It is gratifying to note and put on record that 16 of our awardees bagged First Class degree at the last convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University.” Egbewole implored the awardees that they should learn one lesson from the gesture that giving back to the society is the only way it can be sustained.
Commending UNIFEMGA for their gesture, representative of OAU Vice-Chancellor who is Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics, Prof. Ayobami Salami praised the association for their benevolence and initiative towards the institution.
“For so many years they have been consistent and exceptional in awarding scholarship to their students. If we can five or six of them the story will not be the same. As an institution we will continue to partner with you,” Salami said.