The Olufemi Olaifa Memorial Foundation has given scholarship to 17 indigent students of the University of Ibadan.
Mr. Omotayo Olaifa, Coordinator of the foundation, presented the studentship during a memorial lecture organized in honour of late Otun Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Olufemi Olaifa held over the weekend at the Trenchard Hall of the Institution.
Olaifa died 2 days to his coronation as one of the Ibadan elevated monarchs.
According to the foundation coordinator, the major criteria for the award were indigentship and excellent academic grade which must not be less than Second Class Upper division.
The scholarship award given to beneficiaries, who are 200 level students, covers tuition and accommodation till graduation.
Olaifa lamented that it was unthinkable that brilliant Nigerian students who are gifted will be denied the right to education because of their poor socioeconomic status.
Speaking at the event, the Dean of Students, Prof A.T.P Ajuwape while thanking the foundation for the scholarship to the indigent students urged more Nigerians to invest in education so as to increase access for brilliant but poor students.
Ajuwape noted that the poor economic conditions in Nigeria is increasing the numbers of students who are unable to pay their tuition and sustain themselves in the university saying this was not good for the future leaders of the country to experience.