Ten outstanding students of the University have received scholarship awards worth fifteen thousand US dollars ($15, 000) from LG Electronics Nigeria Limited, manufacturers of electrical and mechanical appliances. Each of the awardees is either a 400 or 500 level student of the Faculty of Engineering, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average ranging from 4.0 to 4.9.
They are: TAIWO, Gbenga Samuel (Mechanical Engineering); ADEYEYE, Oladele Junior (Systems Engineering); FOLARIN, Olamide Damilare (Mechanical Engineering); EKWO, Samuel Obinna (Systems Engineering); ODUBANJO, Rukayat (Mechanical Engineering); BENSON, Godwin Udoh (Systems Engineering); OWOH, Ukemmogbong, (Mechanical Engineering); ETEURE, Reuben Uwomuno, (Mechanical Engineering); NNAEMEKA, Obiajulu Johnson (Mechanical Engineering) and WILLIE, Aniebet Francis (Systems Engineering).
The students received the awards during the Launching Ceremony of the LG Scholarship Scheme on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in the LG Design Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Main Campus, Akoka. The scholarship scheme is geared towards promoting high academic performance and excellence among students.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Adetokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe described LG Scholarship scheme as a demonstration of the company’s support and partnership with the University in the development of the capacity and practical engineering skills of students in the Faculty of Engineering.
The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the awardees and urged them to be good ambassadors of the University by striving to maintain excellent academic performance throughout their stay in the University.
Also speaking at the ceremony, the Marketing Director of LG Electronics, West Africa Operations, Mr. Charles Asinugo said the presentation of the awards was part of the company’s efforts to solidify its long term relationship with the University.
According to him, the ten recipients were carefully selected based on their academic performance and character. He revealed that the awardees would also enjoy placement for industrial training and employment in the company, at the completion of their academic programmes.
At the end of the ceremony, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the University and the company. While the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adetokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe signed on behalf of the University, the Managing Director of LG Electronics, West Africa Operations, Mr Jae Young Lee, signed for his company.
It would be recalled that LG Electronics Nigeria Limited had in 2009, refurbished a Laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering with over N50million. With 100 computer sets, the Laboratory now called LG Design Laboratory currently provides conducive atmosphere for practical learning experience and pursuit of knowledge as well as academic excellence.