The Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the 22nd convocation of the Lagos State University (LASU) on Wednesday, granted scholarship and N5 million cash reward to the overall best graduating student, Ogunsanya Fuhad Adetoro.
Adetoro of the Department of Business Administration graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.78.
Announcing the scholarship, Ambode said he will personally finance the student’s education in any university of his choice anywhere in the world.
He said “Lagos State government does not generally give scholarship anymore but only bursary. So I adopt him, His story is compelling and it reflects my own story. So any university he wants to go, I will do it personally, I will be responsible.
“In addition, for emerging the overall best student, I will give you N5 million. An occasion as this deserves serious attention as the education of our youths is paramount to us.”
During his valedictory speech, Ogunsanya narrated how the cataract in his eyes affected his performance and how he had the first unsuccessful surgery and the second which was successful.
According to him, he did not only suffer inferiority complex as a result of the eye disease but also failed his WAEC/NECO examination woefully. He also recalled how he spent extra three years at home because of the cataract.
“I eventually had a successful surgery at University College Hospital, Ibadan, before re-sitting for WAEC and gaining admission into LASU. I wanted to study Accounting but at that time the course was not accredited and Business Administration was available so I had to grab it, and today, see where that impromptu decision has brought me.”