CERAD ORGANIZES COMMONWEALTH MENTORING WORKSHOP
The Center for Research and Development (CERAD) FUTA has organized a one day mentoring workshop on how to access and benefit from United Kingdom Commonwealth Scholarships and fellowship schemes. Speaking at the event the National President, Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association, Dr Abiola Adimula said in pursuit of the Association’s main objective of scholarship education for Nigerians in the United Kingdom, the Association has been working closely with the Commonwealth Scholarship commission, UK through the British Council in Nigeria and the Federal Scholarship Board.
She said COSFAN recognizing that Commonwealth had invested in the intellectual advancement of members, in their respective professions and in the spirit of giving back to the society, decided to put in place the scholarship mentorship committee to organize sensitization workshops across the 36 selected universities in the six geo political zones in Nigeria.
Adimula said “we have come together to offer our time, intellect and resources for the pursuit of enhancement of education in Nigeria toward national development. The core objective of the association is to promote and advance education, scholarship, excellence and dedication to education by institution of awards in the United Kingdom to deserving Nigerians”.
In his remark the Vice Chancellor, Professor Joseph Fuwape, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development, Professor Phillip Oguntunde encouraged participants to appreciate the gesture of the workshop organize for them by putting extra effort and diligence to win the scholarships and grants.
He urged them to be determined to strive for excellence in learning and research, describing the workshop as a noble cause embarked by the association and commended them for putting up a selfless service for humanity.
There was an interactive session and participants brought forward their questions and contributions.