LG Electronics Awards Scholarships To UNILAG Students
IN line with its drive to immensely contribute to raising the standard of education in Nigeria, LG Electronics, a global leader in consumer electronics and Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions has opened a Commercial Air Conditioning Academy. It has also awarded scholarships to another set of meritorious students of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Lagos.
The training academy is aimed at enabling engineering students of the University of Lagos gain the most up-to-date skills and training in Commercial Air Conditioning, an evolving aspect of air conditioning.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the academy, Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa operations, Mr. Seonghak Kim said: “As a socially responsible and purpose driven organisation, LG Electronics believes that in order to get the best out of students, the right learning environment ought to be created, which is what informed the establishment of the LG Commercial Air Conditioning Academy in the University of Lagos. Indeed, we believe this will go a long way to boost the intellectual and technical capabilities of the students.”
Kim added: “This scholarship is being awarded to 10 students of 400 and 500 levels from the Faculty of Engineering who emerged as best students after a careful selection by both the university authority and LG Electronics based on their Grade Points of 4.0 to 5.0, which made them stand out from their colleagues.
“In a great way, the opening of this training academy, which has been designed to meet international standards, marks the beginning of a new epoch in Commercial Air conditioning in Nigeria. It is apparent that this will bring about the emergence of a new breed of engineers that will put Nigeria on the global map.
“The scholarship scheme, which is in its third year, is conducted annually by LG as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities with the sole aim of empowering young people as well as developing the educational sector, ensuring that youths who are the future leaders are adequately empowered with the required funds and assistance to enable them achieve their dreams and aspirations.”