AAUA Students Get Scholarship on ICT Training
Ten (10) students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, have been awarded scholarships on various Information and Communication Technology, ICT, trainings by a Non-Governmental Organisation, BridgeUp Nigeria Limited.
The formal presentation of the scholarships took place at the Nelson Mandela Hall of the University on Thursday penultimate week.
Presenting the award, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Olugbenga Ige, lauded BridgeUp Nigeria Limited, for the gesture, describing it as a right step in the right direction that would further strengthen the symbiotic relationship between AAUA and the benefactor.
While thanking the University Advancement Office, UAO, for facilitating the scholarship, Prof. Ige urged the beneficiaries, who were winners at various categories of the Varsity’s online competitions, to maximize the opportunities offered by BridgeUp Nigeria Limited by honing their skills through the various trainings afforded by the scholarship.
In his address of welcome, the facilitator and Director of UAO, Prof. Francis Oyebade, said UAO has over the years encouraged students and student organisations to contribute their quota to the uplift of the University through its (UAO) different programmes, including, My AAUA Online Challenge, Internship, and Leave a Legacy.
He added, “For a relatively young institution like ours, it is important to harness the roles that our students and young alumni can play in the institution’s advancement while at the same time instilling the passion to give back to them before graduation.”
The Director noted that the University has developed an annual IT Scholarship Scheme with NIIT, a partner of BridgeUp Nigeria Limited, and expressed the hope that future awardees would include winners of the forthcoming #MyAAUA Challenge, and other deserving students from various Departments.
Speaking, the Chief Executive Officer, BridgeUp Nigeria Limited, Mr. Mayowa Akinbinu, said BridgeUp Nigeria Limited was desirous of impacting the society, especially the young ones through IT Programme, hence, the gesture of scholarship award for AAUA students.
He added that BridgeUp Nigeria Limited would continue to collaborate with the University in order to achieve its vision and mission.
Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, Victor Emaye, thanked the benefactor, saying the opportunities offered by the award would be used maximally utilized.