- Gbenga Owolabi, an alumnus of FUTA, has given a scholarship to 15 students from his former department of physics
- The alumnus finished from the school about 20 years ago and has at different times given back to the university
- At the award ceremony on Friday, March 6, the beneficiaries were encouraged to keep improving their studies
An ex-student of the physics department at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), has given scholarship to 15 indigent students.
The award ceremony was held on Friday, March 6, at the department. This act of charity was from Gbenga Owolabi who finished from the school in 2001.
Professor Olamide Ajayi, the chairman renaissance social support initiative development advised that many should emulate the good deed of Owolabi.
He also advised students that benefitted from the scheme not to relent on their efforts in improving their academic performance.
The names of the beneficiaries were given as: Rojugbokan Dolapo Alfred, Nnaemekan Nwaju Emmanuel, Olawuwo Tijesuni, Adedeji Johnson Adesoji, Olugboja Kehinde Ayodeji, Olaoluwa Dolapo Idowu, Adelaja Olasantan Ebenezer, Osugbadegan Olamilekan, Michael Stephen Abiodun and Edega Omoghen for the best student category and Adedipe Louss, Ishola Oluwagbemileke, Oamen Simtiat Sharon, Bankole Opeyemi Victor.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Professor Ilesanmi Adesida, a Nigerian academic, is one of several of the nation’s citizens in the academia who is worth their salts in the diaspora.
In 2016, he was appointed the provost of Nazarbayev University, a school in Kazakhstani, the 9th largest country in the world. He is an accomplished scientist and administrator in both science and academia.
It was gathered that for his provost appointment, he will run the university’s academic and research arms which will also include the approval of grants for research purposes.
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It should be noted that the academic got his first degree in science in 1974, his Masters a year after, before proceeding to get his doctoral degree in 1979 from the University of California, Berkely.
Between the years 1979 and 1984, he was a visiting researcher as well as the assistant professor at Cornell University.
In 1985, he came back home and headed the department of electrical engineering at the University of Tafawa Balewa till 1987.
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