The award-winning student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure who won national and international awards in their respective fields has been rewarded by the University’s governing council.
The Students who performed exceptionally well in national and global competitions are Miss Augustina Oyebadejo who just completed her undergraduate studies from the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, FUTA, and Adeniyi Daniel a 200-level student in the Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering, FUTA.
He urged them to stay focused on their academic pursuit and make more efforts to do exceptionally well in the future.
He mentioned that the Chairman, Tertiary Education Trust Fund(TetFund), Alhaji, Kashim. Ibrahim- Imam has invited the students to come to the headquarters in Abuja through the School for interaction to help develop their ideas and provide necessary support to them. He said it will be done by the management of the University.
Igali said, that a sum of #200,000 has been approved by the council to each of the students to encourage them and motivate them to do more.
The award-winning student Miss Augustina Oyebanjo who completed with others from across 30 countries said “I won Women in Aquaculture Global Scholarship Grant organized and awarded by Kvarøy Arctic Salmon Fish Farm, Norway. The annual scholarship grant is organized to encourage and increase women participation in Aquaculture, thus, developing the Aquaculture sector. The essay that won me the grant expatiated my deep concern for the low fish production, women participation, and staggered Aquaculture growth in Nigeria. Furthermore, I discussed about the problems of poor women empowerment, training, and underutilization of water bodies in Nigeria especially in my hometown Badagry and how I can be an ambassador to women in Aquaculture to encourage their participation and simultaneously help to grow the industry. Fish as food is an essential source of protein but in Nigeria fish production is low so, we cannot meet up with our local demand thus we have to import to augment. This can be solved by encouraging participation of more women, youths and farmers through sensitization, training, and empowerment. But then, for me to be able to make a difference I need to be the difference and winning this scholarship grant is a step forward for me. Taking it further, I intend to further my studies (Masters and then Ph.D.) in Fisheries and Aquaculture specializing in fish nutrition outside Nigeria and will need more funds to support my studies and myself to acquire sound knowledge and experience to share with women and be a source of inspiration to youths. After my studies, I will establish a fish farming business hub that would encourage gender equality and aid knowledge sharing to develop, improve and engender a sustainable Aquaculture landscape in Nigeria.”
Also, Adeniyi said, “the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot. The global pandemic that hit the world late December 2019, has in many ways taught us that technology should be part of our lives. The corona virus can be transmitted by mere touching what its victim has previously touched. To avoid this, governments of the world declared a social distance regulation. However, physical contact during payments is almost unavoidable. Even the so-called digital payment solution –POS still requires a customer physically entering a PIN after physically slotting in his ATM card. This led me, during the 9 months lockdown, to develop CURRENCY – a contactless digital payment system that will allow customers pay merchants simply by swiping his card close to a reader. futa award-winning students get outstanding rewards
I was recommended by my department to participate in the Council of Deans of Engineering and Technology (CODET) competition organized by the Council for Registered Engineers (COREN). I contested and won in both the university and regional levels to qualify for the national level of the competition held at NIGCOMSAT, Abuja and fortunately I won first position. I was awarded at the COREN 29th assembly held at National Conference Center, Abuja.
CURRENCY, to me, is more than just a digital payment system. Its digital that includes ease of payment while still helping its users stay clear of contagious disease. I hope to try my very best, valuing every support, to develop CURRENCY and make the world a safer place.”
The students, Oyebadejo and Adeniyi expressed their appreciation to the Governing Council of the University for the honour granted them and the opportunity given to them to take their dream to the next level through TetFund and the cash award they received.
futa award-winning students get outstanding rewards