Group honours Caleb varsity founder, Ola Adebogun
For his support towards the nation’s educational system, the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) recently honoured the founder of Caleb University, Imota, Dr. Ola Adebogun.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the main campus of the university, the President of the youth forum, Isah Abubakar said the award followed Adebogun’s unalloyed commitment to the nation’s educational growth as well as youth advancement across the country.
Abubakar who was represented by Sadiq Abdulkareem and other executive members of the council recalled that the awardee has supported many youths with scholarships without religious or ethnic bias.
He also pointed out that the enviable position of Caleb University as a role model in tertiary education and its sound academic programmes are some of the reasons for the award.
Abubakar noted that Adebogun’s contributions, through his scholarship schemes has helped many to gain access to world- class education which made it possible for those out-of-school to experience qualitative learning.
He equated the efforts of the founder to that of the first prime minister of an independent Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa who worked tirelessly to make life better for his people.
Dr. Adebogun was subsequently presented with an award as the “Garkuwan Matassan Arewa” meaning protector of youths and a medal as the ‘educational general.’
Responding, the Acting vice chancellor, Prof Nosa Owens-Ibie who led other principal officers of the University – Mrs. Folake Okor, registrar and Mr. Abubakre Adesina, bursar – to receive the award on behalf of the founder, thanked the council for the honour.
He enjoined the youths to be steadfast and uphold good tenets, which he said, are the hallmark of the founder.
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