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By Dare Fayemi

A Former Assistant Organizing Secretary of GOFAMINT Students’ Fellowship, Lagos State University chapter, Olaide Oludayo Abiona has got a Fully Funded PhD Scholarship to United Stated after 10 Rejections.

Olaide while Leaving the Country Wednesday, August 04, 2021 at 5:36 PM shares some exciting pictures.

While reminiscing on the journey to success, Olaide noted that he got rejected about 10 times but remained resolute in his quest to get a scholarship to his destination of choice. the United States.

The LASU graduate of Microbiology has braved the failures and difficulties to achieve his academic dream. Olaide Oludayo Abiona who is a graduate of Lagos State University (LASU) is the recipient of a fully funded PhD scholarship to read biomedical sciences at Medical College of Wisconsin, in Wisconsin, USA.

An excited Olaide broke the news on his LinkedIn page as he shared photos of his moment at the airport enroute to the USA.

He started applying for scholarships in his final year, Olaide revealed that he had always wanted to further his studies in the United States and began applying to US varsities and institutions right from his final year at Lagos State University, The first three applications he made were unsuccessful. Learning from the previous experience, the young man again applied but this time to 8 institutions. Unfortunately, 7 of the 8 turned out unsuccessful with only one giving him the nod. Describing his experience applying for scholarships, Olaide said it almost ate him up but he triumphed at the end. In his words:

“It was an extremely tough journey, one filled with diligence, hardwork, as well as psychological and emotional intricacies. I must confess that this mission almost ate me up and was one filled with a lot of uncertainties along the way. However, I triumphed in the end.”

By Dare Fayemi

A former two time Academic Secretary of GOFAMINT Students’ Fellowship, Lagos State University chapter, Mr. Kehinde Adebiyi, has been appointed the Programme Coordinator of the Millennium Campus Network (MCN).

Millennium Campus Network is a Boston US-based global non-profit organisation convening and training 21st century social impact leaders.

In his statement, the Programme Director of the MCN, Noha Al-Khalqi while announcing Kehinde’s appointment stated that It is with great pleasure that he formally extend the job offer to Adebiyi to serve as the Programme Coordinator for Millennium Fellowship with MCN, stressing that Adebiyi’s passion and enthusiasm for social impact and elevating young students around the world will be an asset to MCN.

Kehinde Adebiyi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from the Lagos State University and a recipient of numerous local and international scholarships such as the Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship, Jagal Foundation Scholarship, Fidson and Healthcare Scholarship, amongst others. In June this year, Kehinde won the Union Bank Rise Challenge Award for his invaluable contributions to helping others rise during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

He is the National Director of Campuses for SDGs-ACT Nigeria. With over three years of experience, he leads and coordinates all campus SDGs Advocacy groups in Nigeria. Kehinde also served as the 2020 YouthLead Ambassador Peer Advisor where he supervised selected civic leaders across the globe, a project sponsored by USAID. In 2019, he led the largest SDGs campus advocacy to over 20,000 students in Nigeria thereby earning him the reputable award of SDGsACT Nigeria Man of the Year, 2018; Millennium Fellow Hall of Fame; Hesselbein Fellowship amongst others.

The Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, SAN, NPOM, congratulates Kehinde Adebiyi on his meritorious appointment as Programme Coordinator and thank him for doing the University proud with his exploits in SDG Advocacy.

The Vice-Chancellor with Kehinde Adebiyi

Prof. Fagbohun noted that Kehinde, all through his stay at the University, from 2016 to 2020, distinguished himself as a resourceful, smart and balanced young man who combined academic excellence and impactful social advocacy with admirable gusto. He thanked him for consistently doing the University proud and wishes him success in his new role.