The Rector, Dr. Samson Omobayo Adegoke made another history when he presented a cheque of #100,000.00K, on behalf of members of OSCOTECH Foundation, to an indigent Student Miss. Aluko Abosede Jumoke, a National Diploma 2 Science Laboratory Technology Student who was rescued by some good Samaritans when she attempted to commit suicide because she was unable to pay school fees while examination was going on in the College.
The Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation established by Staff members and financed through donations from their salaries.
The first philanthropic gesture by the Foundation was the feeding of the less priviledged in seven communities around the Institution namely; Esa-Oke, Ìjẹ̀bú-Jẹ̀ṣà, Ilóko-Ìjẹ̀sà, Ijeda, Ìwòye-Ìjẹ̀sà, Esa- odo, Ère-Ìjẹ̀sà and Etí-Òní during the Covid- 19 lock down.
The Rector thanks all those who donated to the Foundation and appeals to those who are yet to be part of the initiative to do so.
Dr. Adegoke seized the opportunity to appeal to all indigent students to seek assistance from people instead of taking the decision of ending their lives.
He also unveiled that there will be a general test for all indigent Students in the Institution, the successful ones will be given scholarships to pursue their programmes in the Institution from the beginning of this academic session.
The Mother of the Student was present at the ceremony with members of Rector-in-Council.
OSCOTECH News appreciates the Rector and Management for the initiative.
Dr. Wale Oyekanmi
Director, Media and Partnership.