The Lagos State Chapter of University of Lagos (UNILAG) Alumni Association has unveiled plans to support indigent students in the university through scholarships and vocational trainings.
At a briefing on the 2019 Alumni Week in Lagos, the Lagos State Branch Chairman, Dr Lukmon Adeoti said of priorities to the Alumni Association is the welfare of the indigent students, many of whom he said are deserving of support because they are gifted in academics and entrepreneurship.
Aside the conferment of awards on personalities such as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, and Samuel Ortom of Benue State, he said the other topmost concern of the alumni association is the motivation of students.
He said, “In our previous briefing, we have outlined how we hope to assist and motivate exceptional students of the institution. The assistance we seek to render are in form of scholarships and vocational trainings and empowerment programmes, all of which we said were in tandem with the generosity of our late Vice Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Sofoluwe.”
He called for support from philanthropists to help in achieving the goals.
The alumni association recently announced the plan to award scholarships organize the vocational trainings and entrepreneurial empowerment for UNILAG students. At least, 1,693 UNILAG students are being targeted for the support programme.