By Helena idiovo
Seven students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti have been awarded scholarships for the 2020 academia session by SEYEMO8, a Nigerian Foundation based in America.
This year’s recipients were randomly selected by the Foundation following the show of interest form submitted by the recipients to the Dean of Students’ Affairs division sometimes in January this year.
The names of the beneficiaries were contained in the letter presented to the University’s Acting Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Dosu Malomo.
The recipients are Adejumo Oluwapelumi Oluwaseyi; Alisa Peter Ayotomiwa; Babatunde Titilayo precilia; Abimbola Racheal Oluwabunkunmi; Vincent Ufuoma; Iyiola Ayomide Emmanuel and Johanna Yakubu Israel.
Speaking to UCJ FUOYE, one of the recipients, Adisa Peter Ayotomiwa, a 400 level student from the Department of Geophysics said he was very joyful when he saw that his name was shortlisted.
He said “I am a beneficiary of SEYEM08 foundation. My joy knew no bounds when I saw my name in the list. If I hadn’t been on the list, I don’t know what would have happened to my studentship”.
“God bless the student affairs division, God bless SEYEM08 foundation, higher you will go always”, he added.
Babatunde Titilayo Priscilla from the Department of Public Administration said she was very happy because the scholarship has prevented her from dropping out from school.
She said “I was very happy when they gave me the scholarship because assuming I am not given I may drop out because there is no hope anywhere.
The Acting Dean of Students Affairs, Dr. Dosu Malomo, thanked the Foundation for its gesture and also advised the recipients of this year’s scholarship to make the most of it.
He said, “First, I want to thank the Chairman of SEYEMO8 and his Foundation for reaching out to some of our students in FUOYE by granting them a scholarship.”
“I believe this is a gesture that cannot be forgotten by the recipients of this year’s scholarship award because the Foundation has gone to a great extent to save their studentship and future. On behalf of the Management, I want to say thank you to the Chairman.”
“Second, let me congratulate the recipients of this year’s scholarship award. I want them to put in their best to their studies because it is the only way to reciprocate the gesture given to them by the SEYEMO8 Foundation and also create a better path for their lives. I encourage them not to waste this opportunity given to them.”
He also used the opportunity to appeal and call on well meaning Nigerians to also reach out to indigent Students in FUOYE.
He said, “I want to also use this opportunity to solicit support from other well meaning Nigerians to see to the plight of indigent Students in FUOYE as that is one of the ways of giving back to their society and changing lives”.
This year’s edition will make it the 4th that SEYEM08 Foundation will be intervening in the scholarship program in FUOYE.