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Two students of the University of Ilorin have won the prestigious awards of the International Centre for Biotechnology under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
A bulletin issued by the university on Monday said the students were awarded the scholarship for having good academic records in the organisation’s educational peer review.
It stated that the duo, Samson Oyebamiji of the Department of Microbiology and Sodiq Alasi of the Department of Food Engineering, won the award of UNESCO ICB MSc. Scholarship and UNESCO ICB final year undergraduate scholarship.
The university publication added that a letter by the chairman of the scholarships committee, Pumezuruike Opara, commended the students for applying for the MSc. scholarship.
“Congratulations, it is our pleasure to award the UNESCO ICB MSc. Scholarships to you, Mr Samson Oyebamiji of the Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin, for N1,014,914.67 and the Final Year Undergraduate Scholarships to you, Mr Sodiq Alasi of the Department of Food Engineering, University of Ilorin, for N500,000,” stated the letter.
“This award is to support your tuition fee, accommodation, books and living expenses during your MSc. and undergraduate studies at the university.”
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Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.