Scholarships have been awarded to Seventeen indigent students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife during an event organised by the Students’ Union body of the institution.
This development occurred during an event titled, “Financial Independence: A Creative and Innovative Mind,” held March 31, 2023, at the Oduduwa Hall of the university as guest speakers awarded students the scholarships, The Punch reports.
The Financial Secretary of the union, Joy Abiola, said in statement that the main purpose of the event was to arm students with the necessary skills needed for financial liberation during their stay on campus and thereafter.
It was also stated that the scholarship would be given to the indigent students selected from across the faculties and beneficiaries will have their school fees for the 2022/23 session paid through the scholarships.
The event had some keynote speakers present. These include Mrs. Oluneye Oluwole who is an international author and serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Dukiya Investment, Mr. Lukman Shobowale.
Joy also revealed that there was also a panel session where students were able to clear their confusion on entrepreneurship. The panelists include Mrs. Oluseinde Oluwatosin, Mr. Daniel Otabor, Mr. Promise Isaac, Mr. Anozie Fortunate, Mr. Franklin Peters, Mrs. Opeyemi Oluwafisayomi and JoshOfLagos.
“During the event, 17 scholarships were awarded to indigent students of which 10 were received from Mr. Lukman Shobowale, five from Mr. Wole Fapohunda, and two from another speaker, Gideon Ajose,” he said.
Other partners who contributed to the success of the event also got accoladesw, including Ogbuehi Dillion, Anifat Oyedele, Olufemi Joshua, and Osunromade John.