The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Rahamon Bello has expressed joy over four of t6e University’s students, Dawodu Kehinde,Thontteh Opeyemi, Osamor Chukwunwike and Dr. Oyekunle Ajoke, who received the President Honours Award for their exemplary works during the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Receiving the ex-students, the VC, Prof. Bello told those present, that the award is a testament that something good can come from the institution as out of over 60 recipients of the national awards, four came from the university.
He said, “This is coming at a time when everybody believes that nothing good can come out of the university system and particularly the University of Lagos that has received negative information in recent times as out of over 60 recipients nationwide, four emerged from this institution.”
While presenting the students to the VC and Senior staffs of the institution, the DSA expressed praised for the students in distinguishing themselves from the crowd and bringing honour to the school. He also gave a brief summary of what the ex-students did to receive the Presidential awards.
The recipients also expressed their delight at the feat. According to him, Kehinde, a Batch B 2012 corps member was deploy to Kwara State and posted to a rural community in UBE Junior Secondary School. He held extra moral lessons for the students and built a corpers lodge in the school to solve the problem of accommodation and enhance the security of corps members.
For Opeyemi, the Prof. said, her desire to make an impact started at the camp where she was a member of the Camp Quarter Guards. And after, the orientation exercise, she was posted to Gifted Prime Secondary School, Gurara, LGA in Niger State where she was deployed. There, she did the following: Renovating and painting of the Local Government Corpers Lodge, Donation of well equipped first Aid Boxes to public schools in the areas