Agency sponsors teenager to study overseas
A TRAVEL agency in Ondo State, Cool Global
Interlinks, has given back to the society
through its Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) by offering a 17-year-old-boy
scholarship to study overseas.
At the occasion, which held in Akure last
weekend, the chairman of Cool Global
Interlinks, Mr. Ismail Oba, noted that it wass
high time organisations started giving back to
the society and refrained from what they can
get from the society.
Ismail said the programme was initiated to
serve as a motivation and encouragement to
Nigerian students willing to study abroad, but
whose parents could not afford the required
He disclosed, during the maiden edition of the
company’s scholarship award scheme, that the
agency had sponsored several Nigerian
students to study in Cyprus, India and other
developed countries in the last five years.
Ismail advised Nigerian students studying
abroad to be good ambassadors of the country
and ensure that they return to Nigeria after
their courses to contribute their quota to
In a brief aptitude test conducted for over 100
candidates for the scholarship and monitored
by panelists among the crowd present, a 17-
year-old Aiyetola Omogbusi from Ekiti State
emerged the winner.
Ismail, as spelt out in the terms of the
scholarship, reaffirmed that Cool Global
Interlink would 100 percent sponsor
Aiyegbusi’s study in Cyprus.
The chairman of the occasion, Muyiwa
Ademola, a Nollywood actor, lauded the
management of Cool Global Interlinks for
initiating such welfare and humanitarian
He said the initiative would afford many
Nigerian students, particularly the indigent
ones, the opportunity to study abroad and
make their dreams come true.
The award winning Nollywood actor, Ademola,
urged government at all levels to give
education atop-most priority so that Nigerian
graduates can be self-reliant and compete
favourably with their global contemporaries.
Muyiwa, who also presented the award to the
winner, reminisced on how he abandoned
education to take up acting as a career at the
early stage of his life.
Nevertheless, Muyiwa explained that he later
went back to the university for his degree
programme when he discovered that the little
education he had then could not sustain him
or meet up with the challenges of his life.
I graduated almost at a belated stage of my
life. I couldn’t further my education when I
left secondary school because my parents
were not that rich. I later went back to
university because of the importance of
“I discovered that the little education I had
could not sustain me and meet up with the
challenges of my life. Education is the key of
life and the secret of human success. For you
to be somebody in life you must be educated.”
He promised to feature the beneficiary of the
award, Aiyebusi, in his next movie, part of
which he said would be shot in the United
States of America, Ghana and Australia.
PIX STORY: R-L (Muyiwa Ademola, 2nd R,
Aiyegbusi and Ismail Oba.)