Cameroon – American Company (CAMAC) a Nigerian-based Allied Energy Company has awarded scholarship to two EKSU students in Geology Department and Mechanical Engineering.
The recipients are Adebayo Abiodun Samuel who is currently on top of his class in the 400 level Geology class with a Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) of 4.08, Adebayo has maintained a consistent academic progress since his 100 level days.
The second scholarship recipient, Aderemi Adebayo Ayobami is the best 200 level student in Mechanical Engineering Department.
Presenting the two students to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oladipo Aina who was represented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Ibiyinka Ogunlade, the Head of Department, Geology, and Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering, Dr. O. C. Ademilua and Dr. I. O. Oluwaleye respectively described the students as focused and brilliant who gave extraordinary attention to their studies.
The Executive Director, Corporate services of CAMAC, Mr. Olayide Olufemi said Ekiti State University was among selected Universities in Nigeria chosen for their Academic track record across all fields especially in Geology and Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Olufemi said the petroleum company has awarded similar scholarship to University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife and Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) with Ekiti State University as the fourth institution in the hierarchy of benefitting Universities.
The Assistant General Manager, Legal services of the company, Miss Gbemi Bamigboye presented each of the recipients a cheque of one hundred thousand naira each.
The Vice-Chancellor, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Ibiyinka Ogunlade thanked the company for its benevolence, adding that students of Ekiti State University has distinguished themselves recently in various international and national competitions.
Prof. Ogunlade also presented the team from CAMAC Petroleum Company with gifts while she urged the award recipients to keep the flag flying. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) Prof. Victor Olufemi Adeoluwa in his remarks noted that the scholarship award further revealed the academic strength of Ekiti State University students.