Hult Prize International Business School has invited three students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso to its Ashridge Estate Campus in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom.
They will attend the school’s summer programme holding between July 22 and September1, 2018.
The students came tops in the finals of the competition.
A letter by the organisation’s Head of Students Services, Giuseppe Saviano, said the students, Ogunfuwa Samson Olaoluwa, Adejinmi Barnabas Oluwagbenga and Akande Tolulope Similoluwa, were selected out of 100,000 applicants from 117 countries to participate in the Hult Prize Boot-Camp summer educational programme.
He explained that the programme, now in its ninth year, has partnered the United Nations to train young student leaders around the world on how to use business as a leading force for sustainability in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
Briefing the Vice-Chancellor of LAUTECH, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the students leader, Ogunfuwa Samson Olaoluwa, said his team worked on a solar food box, a project meant to enable farmers grow crops without using the soil and dependent on early day light and water nutrient.
He added that the focus of the project included affording the farmers the opportunity of three times yield, with less labour time and quality products.
An elated Gbadegesin who later personally assisted one of the team members with fund to procure an international passport to ensure that he joined others to participate at the Boot-Camp, praised the students for doing the Institution proud.
He said Management was willing to assist the team with whatever logistic that would be required to win the $1 million prize at the global level.