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Varsity declares free education for indigent students

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
23 November 2021   |   2:46 am
Vice-chancellor, Samuel Adegboyega University (SAU), Prof. Babatunde Idowu, on Monday said the institution has instituted tuition-free programmes for indigent students.

Samuel Adegboyega University

Vice-chancellor, Samuel Adegboyega University (SAU), Prof. Babatunde Idowu, on Monday said the institution has instituted tuition-free programmes for indigent students.

Briefing newsmen on activities to mark the institution’s 6th and 7th convocation ceremony, Idowu said: “As a give-back to the Nigerian community, leaders of the Apostolic Church Nigeria (LAWNA) Territory have instituted tuition-free programmes effective from the 2021/2022 academic session. This is in line with the founding father’s desire to make education accessible to all in the society.”

He added that the university, established by the Apostolic Church Nigeria LAWNA Territory was granted an operating licence by the Nigeria Universities Commission as the 45th private university and have held five consecutive convocations except in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Idowu said the institution would be graduating a total number of 208 graduates in the combined 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 convocation with First Class Degrees, Six of them in the 2019/2020 set and 14 in the 2020/2021 set.

“A breakdown of the result shows that 20 students will be graduating with First Class Degrees, six of them in the 2019/2020 set and 14 in the 2020/2021 set. Others will be graduating with Second Class Honours with prizes.