The Alumni Association, Lagos chapter of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) is currently seeking for N708 million to complement the Federal Government’s efforts at properly funding education.
According to the chairman of the chapter, Dr. Lukumon Adeoti, the fund will cover endowments, scholarships, skill acquisition training and entrepreneurial development.
While addressing pressmen on the lined activities for the alumni week which is to commence on Tuesday, Juky 16, Adeoti said the task of funding education should not beleft alone for the Federal Government and sought for the support of the private sector and old students to reposition the sector for good results.
He announced the launch of “Support Our University Projects” (SOUP) by the branch to support indigent students’ scholarship projects, educational contests, first class students, innovations and research in science and technology; employability training and boot camp as well as skill acquisition and entrepreneurial development.
Adeoti said about twenty indigent students were recently given N150,000 each as scholarship fund by the association to support their studies. He appealed to well meaning Nigerians to support the old students in their drive to boost learning anf reward excellence.