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Shina Peller Institutes Endowment Fund for LAUTECH Graduating Students

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By Adams Akorede

A member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller has instituted an endowment fund for the graduating students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

A press statement made available to Pacesetter Online by his press secretary, kola Popoola said the fund has been codenamed  “SHINA PELLER ENDOWMENT FUND’.

Popoola said the gesture would be for the overall best graduating student of the Chemical Engineering department of LAUTECH.

Shina Peller spoke at the logout week programme of LAUTECH 2019 graduating students, where he delivered a lecture on the topic, “Thinking outside the box”.

In his lecture, Hon. Peller reminded the graduating students that being graduates and possessing certificates is not enough to be successful in life, but the ability to think outside the box.

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He explained that thinking outside the box entails identifying issues and problems in the society and finding lasting solutions to them through innovative and strategic approaches.

In his words, the businessman cum politician said, “teach yourself to look at problems more expansively, never be dismissive of a potential solution before you have thoroughly thought it through; think outside the proverbial box.”

Peller added that the endowment fund he is making available will be disbursed annually to the overall best graduating student of the same department he graduated from, years ago.

Earlier in the day upon his arrival in the school, Hon. Peller, in company of the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Azeem Ige, was warmly received by the Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, in his office.

Also, he seized the opportunity to visit the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, where he was wholeheartedly received by the Deputy Dean, Prof. Abolade and Head of Department, Chemical Engineering, Dr. S. E. Agarry.

Briefing them about the endowment fund, Hon. Peller said, “I am really impressed with what I have seen in the school today compared to our time.

“Regardless of the setback, LAUTECH is moving forward. As my contribution to this growth, I’ll start by donating an endowment fund from which an agreed amount will be given to the best graduating student from my department, Chemical Engineering, at every convocation ceremony.”

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