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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA) Chapter, Niger State has awarded scholarship to five orphans in the institution.
The ASSU Chairman of the institution, Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin, while presenting cheque to the awardees said, the development which is first of its kind was to help students whose parents have died and have found it difficult to finance their studies.
Bolarin said despite that some of the students being brilliant, they end up not graduating because of financial constraint.
He however called on individuals who has the capacity to identify students in this category and fund their education to do so, so as to reduce the level of dropout in institutions in the country.
His words”These children, despite that they are brilliant ended up not graduating because of financial constraints.
“We are doing this to reduce the rate of drop out of orphans.
“As teachers, we are with them everyday, interact with them and we know their challenges and that’s why we are doing this to help some of them who meet the criteria for selection.” He said.
The awardees include; Adeniran Mariam Adebukola from the Department of Mathematics with 4.78 CGPA, Omotinuwe Rokeeb Oyeniyi (4.79) and Ladapo Modupe Ezekiel with 4.77 CGPA among others.