The alumni association of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has called for submission of applications for a limited number of scholarships for the Indigent students of LAUTECH, for the 2020/2021 academic session.
This is contained in a newsletter addressed to the university community, in which a copy was made available to Mouthpiece NGR on Monday.
Mouthpiece NGR recall that the association had in November 2018 set up a scholarship scheme for indigent students of the institution.
The development came up barely few months LAUTECH increased tuition fees from N63, 500 to N90, 000 for returning students who are indigenes and from N72,500 to N100, 000 for the other students.
The fees had initially been increased by over 100 percent leading to a students’ protest.
As at then, the governments of the two owner states of the university, Oyo and Osun, distanced themselves from the increment.
According to the global president, Onilede Solomon, the beneficiaries of this scholarship are strictly going to be indigent students who are on the verge of dropping out due to their over-concentration on work at the expense of their studies.
“The selection would not only be based on the fact that a student is indigent but also must be seen as having potential. Reasonable academic performance is also important. Students, who feel they are having issues with their finances should approach members of the committee who are on this campus to let us know of their situation,” he said.
This medium understands that the global president in 2018 gave N1 million to the LAUTECH Alumni cooperative and investment scheme for members of the association who need financial assistance.
This legacy he has sustained since inception would afford new set of indigent students the opportunity to partake in examinations.
The letter read in part: “The duly completed application form must be filled and submitted online latest Friday May 28, 2021.”
“Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview thereafter.”