Thursday, 31 July 2014

AAUA VC donates part of conference allowance to Indigent Students

Vice Chancellor of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, Prof Femi Mimiko, has promised to donate part of his allowance from participating in the national conference to the indigent students’ scholarship scheme.
Mimiko was the only serving Vice Chancellor delegate to the conference that lasted four months.
At a reception to welcome him back to the university, last Friday, he said he decided to endow his allowance to sustain the scholarship fund.
“There is a particular programme that is so dear to my heart. I know that there are so many indigent students on our campus. Under the University Advancement Office, we had thought of floating a scholarship scheme into which we will put funds from everywhere. And I can see that in the future the funds will be so big that every student that has the need will be able to draw from it. I had decided before I left Abuja to donate part of my allowance to the scheme’s account as a seed fund to support indigent students of AAUA,” he said.
Aside the scholarship scheme, Mimiko promised that the university would pay attention to issues that are important to students.
He praised the workers and students for maintaining law and order during his absence, urging them to continue in that light.
On the poor power supply to the Akungba community, where a large percentage of students resides, Mimiko promised to intervene.
The VC also pledged to upgrade facilities, construct bus shelters, and equip the clinic, among other projects.
“We would seek ways of working with the community to intervene in the electricity situation in town. We would keep upgrading our infrastructure. As a matter of fact, we may be able to have a few more classrooms for use during the upcoming Semester examinations.
Prof. Mimiko, was received by members of the University Community made up of the principal officers, professor, deans, departmental heads, senior officers, and students.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rotimi Ajayi, who held the fort for four months, thanked the VC for the confidence reposed in him for the period, and for his counsel.
“Let me, particularly, thank the Vice Chancellor for not leaving me alone in the saddle as he was always providing the needed guidance for me whenever I asked for it even from Abuja,” he said


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