Three students of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), will proceed to King’s College, University of London, on a two-week Students’ Exchange Summer School Programme.
They are Rasheed Aro (400 Level Law); Lukman Awogbemi (300 Level Economics) and Temitope Oladokun (400 Level Nursing), who also has a Bachelors in Human Dietetics.
This is coming barely six weeks after the trio of Boluwatife Akinoso, Odafe Angela Okparanyote and Moyinoluwa Omoyajowo – all 500 Level MBBS students of the university – travelled to the United States for Clinical posting under the Tripartite Partnership between ABUAD, Little-by-Little Foundation and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Head of Corporate Affairs, ABUAD, Tunde Olofintila, said the students are the first set of beneficiaries of the Afe Babalola African Centre for Transnational Education at the King’s College, University of London.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Elisabeta Olarinde, who presented the students to the Founder and Chancellor, Aare Afe Babalola, said the three students were the best during the rigorous screening.
Aro scored 100 per cent, Oladokun (100 per cent) and Awogbemi scored 87 per cent.
Babalola, who congratulated the students, urged them to see their selection for the summer school as the beginning of better and greater things to come. He added that if they worked harder, the sky would be their limit.
The ABUAD founder recently donated 10 million Pounds to King’s College, University of London for the establishment of the Afe Babalola African Centre for Transnational Education (ABACOTE). The centre will enable young Africans to access education and opportunities which they would otherwise not be able to have.
Its vision is based on the power of education to empower and enable Africa’s talented young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world.