By Bunmi Omoogun
The Tolu Odebiyi (TOD) Undergraduate Scholarship Award has started in Ogun West senatorial district,
The initiator Sen. Tolu Odebiyi said the initiative was the first step in line of many initiatives under consideration towards economic development of Ogun West.
At the unveiling of the TOD Undergraduate scholarship award committee, the Senator enjoined the members to be thorough, fair and meticulous in discharging their duties
Members of the committee are
An Assistant Registrar Tai Solarin University, Mr. Dapo Oke, Former Senior Special Assistant to Ogun Governor on Education, Mr. Bayo Adeyemi, Mr. Segun Ojuko, Mrs. Shade Odebiyi and a retired School Principal, Elder E. O. Obafunmiso.
Others are Senior Lecturer, Kola Daisi University, Dr Adegoke Ojeniyi
and Hon Mufustau Adewale.
A member of the committee, Dr. Adegoke Ojeniyi, disclosed that “Over 402 applications had been received
and the committee had started work on candidate verification from their respective institutions, saying Selection of winners of the scholarship would be done by the Committee”
While commending the Committee for job done so far, Sen. Odebiyi said “First and foremost, I’m very passionate about education. Having had the privilege of having parents who were both educationists, I felt the greatest contribution I can make in lifting people in Ogun West out of poverty is by creating opportunities for them to be educated. Unfortunately, one of the hinderances of furthering their education is the lack of funds and it is in this regards that I created the Tolu Odebiyi Undergraduate Scholarship fund”.
“If you look at Ogun state, among the three districts, all the indices both economically and educationally, do not favour us. This administration is making efforts towards correcting this anomaly.
This is the first step in the line of many initiatives under consideration towards economic development of Ogun West” the passionate Senator said.