The UNILORIN Scientific Multipurpose Cooperative Society has awarded scholarships to 19 undergraduates, who are children of its members.
The beneficiaries received N15,000.
Of the 19 beneficiaries, 18 were from UNILORIN and one from the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof AbdulGaniyu Ambali, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Technology and Innovation), Prof. Gabriel Olatunji, congratulated the students, enjoining them to see the scholarship as a challenge, which should prompt them to live up to expectation.
“This scholarship is a challenge that you cannot afford to let your parents and the society down, by continually improving on your performance. We look up to you … that one day, you will come back and give back to the system where you have taken something from,” he said.
The President of the society, Dr Olatunji Kolawole of the Department of Microbiology, said the scholarship is the society’s way of enhancing the academic excellence of students.
He disclosed that 13 students benefited from the first scholarship in 2012.
This year, he said the best 19 students, were selected after being screened by a committee chaired by Mr. J. F. Olafare.
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