The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), has praised its contingent to the National Mathematics competition held recently in Abuja for winning four medals (one silver and three bronze).
The award winners are: Adenipekun Olatunde, Obideyi Boluwaji, Adara Emmanuel and Afolabi Opeyemi, while Dr Olusegun Olotu, Head of Department, Dr. T.O. Awodola and Mr. A.S. Afolabi, acted as team leaders.
Addressing the team, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Adebiyi Daramola, praised them for doing FUTA proud.
“I am proud FUTA has done it again. You are the Chike Obis of our time. You have proven to the world again that our institution is great. On the part of management we will continue to support you,” he said.
Similarly, the Federal University Lokoja (FUL) is celebrating the success of its students in an international inter-tertiary debate competition that took place in the Republic of Benin.
The contingent of the two-year old university came third in the debate, organised by Impact Africa International in Cotonou. Lupane University, Zimbabwe came first while the University of Lagos was second.
The participants for the debate which is the sixth edition were drawn from 10 universities from three African countries comprising four from Nigeria, two, Zimbabwe, and three from Benin Republic.
The debate titled: “The post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda is Achievable” tested the research capability and ingenuity of students.
FUL was represented by George Ayo a 200-Level student of History and International Studies and Miss Amadi Maryann, a 200-Level student of English and Literary Studies. The team was led by the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Mohammed Suleiman Audu.
Dignitaries from the participating countries on the occasion included Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Dr. Lawrence Obisakin who presented a lecture titled “Youth and unemployment in the post-2015 Development Agenda of the United Nations.”
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