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Ahmed Offers Scholarships To Kwara Indigent Student

Posted: Nov 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By ‘Segun ‘Bambo Ojomo.
In his spirited drive to ensure amelioration of the hardships indigent students face in attaining formal educational qualifications at the tertiary levels, the Kwara State Governor, Dr. AbdulFatah Ahmed has established an indigent students’ support fund.

The provision named Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed Indigent Students’ Support Fund has made available a sum of N10million for annual disbursement to 20 students in the faculties of Physical and Life Sciences of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, with immediate effect.

Ahmed made a formal announcement on the commencement of the scholarship award in his speech at the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the University of Ilorin held recently at the institution’s main campus.

This contribution by Ahmed, though personal and towards assisting resource-poor indigent students, is in line with his government’s undying commitment to ensuring affordability of qualitative education for the indigenes and also an expression of his gratitude for the unique opportunity granted him as a two- term student of the great institution of learning. Governor Ahmed graduated with a B.SC. degree in Chemistry in 1986 and a Masters’ degree in Business Administration in 1992 from the same institution.

Also in his futuristic mode and while reiterating the importance of encouraging self-employment drive in students at the occasion, he advised the authorities of Unilorin to incorporate courses in entrepreneurial development in their curriculum in order to ensure that graduating students became economically self- dependent in the face of inadequacy of white-collar jobs, a policy he had entrenched in the Kwara State University.
The University of Ilorin has been a haven for admission seekers for years by its maintenace of an undisrupted academic calender and it is on record by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations’ Board that the institution was the most subscribed public institution by intending students in Nigeria during the 2015/2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculations’ Examinations(UTME).

The institution’s 40th anniversary celebration was also graced by the President of Ghana, His Excellency, Mr. John Dramani as he delivered the anniversary lecture titled ‘Africa’s Agenda 2063: Ending Poverty and Ensuring Prosperity in Africa’.