10 AAUA students win Etisalat scholarship

Ten students of the Adekunle Ajasin University,
Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, have been
awarded scholarship by Etisalat for being
outstanding in their studies.
They were among the recipients from 20
universities (10 students per school) that the
company gave N100, 000 each as part of its
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Regional Manager of the firm, Mr. Seun
Popoola, who presented the scholarship, said
the awardees were picked on merit.
“To the winners, you have learnt that hard
work pays, as we didn’t handpick anybody. We
have strict rules attached to this award of
Academic Excellence. Your GP has to be the
best in your Department,” he said.
Popoola said that Etisalat would explore other
avenues in which it could collaborate with the

He also disclosed that the firm is making
arrangements for all its base stations to be 3G
compliant in all tertiary institutions in the
South-West geo-political zone before the end
of the year.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele
Ajibefun, represented by the Deputy Vice
Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Francis
Oyebade thanked Etisalat for the gesture.
“We are very thankful to Etisalat for prioritizing
partnership with our University to develop the
academic potential of our students. I am
convinced that Etisalat is a company that is
worthy of forming a synergy with,” he said.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof.
Oluyemisi Adebowale, who observed that the
beneficiaries were all males, urged female
students to work harder in order to benefit
from the opportunity.
A representative of the awardees, Israel
Adewoye, thanked the company for the
gesture, saying that it would spur them to be
more studious.
The beneficiaries include: David Adeolu (200-
Level), Afolabi Peter (200-Level), Akinnawonu
Olumide (200-Level) all from the Department
of Physics and Electronics.