9 Dowen College graduates receive foreign scholarships

Dowen College recently celebrated the graduation of 36 students, nine of whom received full foreign scholarships.

These scholarships will enable students to continue their undergraduate study at top universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States of America, and Canada.

Korede Olubitan has an annual scholarship award of $144,000 from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago to study Architectural Studies and Design; Chibuikem Nwofor has a scholarship award of $100,000 to study computer science and engineering at Miami University, USA, an award of $146,000 from Drexel University, USA, and $120,000 at La Salle University, USA; and Busayo Abagun has a scholarship award of $80,000 from Howard University, USA, $80,000 from Baylor  University, USA, $96,000 from Wingate North Carolina University, USA, $80,000 scholarship award from the Long Island University, New York, USA and Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Oghenetejiri Okotete received a $44,000 scholarship from Washington State University, Babatunde Nana received a 70% off tuition from the European University of Lefke in Australia, and Muizz Oloruntele received a $20,000 scholarship to study Computer Information Systems at Miami University in the United States.

Gisella Njoku was awarded a CAD 9,000 scholarship from the University of Alberta in Canada, Ranita Goodhead received a CAD5,000 scholarship from York University in Canada, and Dorcas received a GBP7,000 scholarship from St. Andrews College for A Levels in the United Kingdom.

Almost all of the 36 students received prizes in both academic and extracurricular activities, with Karis Munachinso Owube being Valedictorian.

Speaking at the Graduation Ceremony in  Lagos, the Guest Speaker of the Day, Group Managing Director, Alpha Morgan Capital Managers Limited, Mr. Ade Buraimo urged the Graduands not to take to drugs, saying that it is easier to enter but difficult to exit.

According to him, homosexuality will wreck your life.

He advised them to prioritise God in their future endeavours because parental availability would be limited compared to when they were still in school.

Buraimo charged them with focusing on their academic pursuits in order to become who they wish to be.

Dr. Adebisi Layiwola, the Principal, also spoke to the graduates, telling them that they had evolved into exceptional young people as a result of their tireless efforts, devotion, and tenacity.

Dr. Adebisi praised their character, intelligence, and potential, describing them as an extraordinary, exceptional, intelligent, exemplary, and talented group.

“We are immensely proud of each and everyone of you. From your first days to the countless hours of hardwork, dedication and perseverance that have brought you to this stage, you have grown into remarkable young people.

“We celebrate your character, intellect and promise. You are an incredible, exceptional, brilliant, exemplary and talented group.”