Students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko have been enjoined to join hands with the Management of the Institution to achieve its noble goal of becoming a model 21st century institution.
This call was made by the Viceâ€“Chancellor, Prof Femi Mimiko while receiving five awards from the Students In Free Enterprise, SIFE of the institution who participated in the just concluded National Competition held in Abuja.
The Vice_Chancellor appreciated the good work of the team who he said has done well. â€œYou have done well; there is no question about that. We are proud of your achievements, we have absolute confidence in your ability and we shall continue to back you up at all time,â€ he stressed.
He advised them to begin preparations immediately so as to do better in future competitions. â€œAs soon as you have enough rest, you should begin to plan for the next competition,â€ he said.
While presenting the award to the Vice Chancellor, the Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. Olugbenga Ige, appreciated the Management for their support especially in ensuring that students are allowed to participate and not left out of the competition.
He praised the students for making the school proud by taking the lead in Market Economy, Environmental Sustainability, Business Ethics and Entrepreneurship.Â â€œStudents of AAUA are actually coming on board and we are gradually becoming an institution to be reckoned with. He charged them to do more and not to relent in their efforts, Ige said.
Speaking earlier, the Faculty Adviser and the leader of the team, Mr. Famuti Temitope, commended the Management for their unflinching support since the commencement of the programme.
HeÂ Â described SIFE as an International Organization that brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders who share the vision of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business by contributing their talents to projects that improve the lives of people worldwide.
He opined that the University should do more by empowering the studentâ€™s group through a grant to commercialize the production and sales of â€˜Captain Coal and soapâ€™.
Over 46 tertiary institutions participated in the Competition. The overall winner is expected to represent Nigeria at the SIFE World Cup coming up in October 2010, in Los Angeles, USA.