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ASUU Awards Scholarships to Six Indigent UI Students

The 2023 Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) destitute students’ scholarship award was given to six undergraduates on Tuesday by the union’s University of Ibadan (UI) section.

According to NAN, the institution hosted the presentation of the prizes, which were split into national and branch categories.

The union’s zonal coordinator for Ibadan, Oyebamiji Oyegoke, gave two pupils the N200,000 national award apiece.

The N100,000 branch award was also given to four other students by various union members.

Oyegoke, who is also affiliated with ASUU and works at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso branch, expressed gratitude to the UI chapter for its efforts and consistent union representation.

The presentation of the ASUU impoverished students’ scholarship awards, in his opinion, is another indication of the excellent work done by the UI branch.

“If you look at the branches that are in the Ibadan zone, UI is giving the highest,” he said.

Ayo Akinwole, the ASUU chairman of the UI branch, had earlier stated that the awards had been presented since 2018, with the exception of 2020, when it was postponed because to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akinwole reaffirmed the union’s dedication to sound and high-quality postsecondary education and noted that beneficiaries were chosen after a rigorous procedure that took both genius and indigency into account.

“We want to continue to contribute our quota to sound minds and quality education despite the fact that government is still owing us seven months and 13 days’ salaries,” he said.

“Yes, it is tough for us as a union but we are still doing this out of our meagre resources.”

The beneficiaries of the national award were: Abdulkabir Ilori, a 200-level student of Medicine and Surgery, and Mariam Busari, a 200-level student of Microbiology, both from UI.

The branch beneficiaries were: Olanrewaju Osiga, a 400-level student of Aquaculture and Fishery Management, and Hope Adesina, a 200-level student of Archaeology.

The other two branch awardees were: Ruth Folorunsho, a 200-level student of Medicine and Surgery, and Samuel Ekpo, a 200-level student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

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