As part of the philanthropic and academically enhancing initiatives of the oldest surviving student organisation in sub-Saharan Africa, Sigma Club, University of Ibadan today instituted with great pleasure the “SIGMA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME”.
The Sigma Chief, Valentine Igbonekwu, on Sunday, 29th April, 2018, inaugurated the 10-man Board of Trustees of the Sigma Scholarship Scheme comprising:
The Sigma Chief.
The Sigma Financial Scribe.
Old Chief Dr. Faye Iketubosin.
Old Sigmite Prof. Anjorin Albert.
Old Sigmite Frank Kudaya.
Old Sigmite Dr. Okon Onyung.
Old Sigmite Lamidi Adetunji.
Old Sigmite Adeyinka Adetokunbo.
Old Sigmite Ekundayo Oluwarotimi.
Honorary Sigmite Dr. Michael Omolayole, HLR (Patron).
In his address at Ikoyi Club, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Sigma Chief stated that the club made a decisive move to permanently invest in the intellectual development of Nigerian students; lending a helping hand to the timely repositioning of the educational sector.
A fundamental purpose of the scheme is to build and produce “SIGMA SCHOLARS” – individuals willing and capable of making positive impact and monumental contributions to the society and the world at large.
In the Sigma Chief’s words;
“The Sigma Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme is a creation of Sigma Club, University of Ibadan. It is aimed at assisting diligent and indigent university undergraduates complete their studies by awarding full and relief scholarships to deserving students to enable them actualize their academic goals.
The scholarship shall be awarded to at least ten (10) undergraduate students of the University of Ibadan, or as may be determined by the Board of Trustees. The worth of the scholarship shall be one hundred thousand naira (100,000) only and the beneficiaries shall be entitled to the scholarship throughout their undergraduate years
I am glad we have gathered today to provide a lasting solution to the existential problems encountered by a myriad of Nigerian students.”
The initiative was greatly lauded by dignitaries present at the occasion.
Members of the Board of Trustees also expressed great enthusiasm and optimism towards the success of the scheme evident in the oath of office taken.
_…for all that is pure!_
Loyalist Ola-Williams Olaoluwa,
Chairman, Sigma Publicity Committee.