Ekiti Youths May Get Scholarship At U.S. University
Ekiti youths may be up for something good, as the Federation of Ikun-Ekiti Descendants Union Overseas (FIDUO) is seeking a scholarship partnership with a Unites States university.
Members of the union visited Bowie State University in the State of Maryland and sought partnership to advance the educational goals of youths in their community.
After the visit to the university, which is a historically Black College in the U.S, the outgoing President of FIDUO, Dr Gabriel Bomide, stated that the overarching goal was for both organisations to establish mutually beneficial partnership.
"It will benefit the educational goals of youths in the Ikun-Ekiti community.
“This is with special focus on those interested in studying abroad and in sports development,” he said.
According to him, Ikun-Ekiti community is very passionate about developing students who passed out from the community’s only high school.
“Today, we are looking for ways of making sure that these students get the best, not just going to schools, not just going to universities but going to universities of quality.
“We want them to go to universities that can empower them skilfully, that can make them useful to themselves, the community and to the whole world.
“And we believe Bowie University will open that channel for us.
“One of our major ideas to meeting you is to making sure we are able to relate and start a relationship that will stand the test of time.
“That relationship will be of mutual benefits to both Bowie University and Ikun-Ekiti. Our children are ready and our people are ready to give the necessary support that is needed,” he added.
On his part, the President of the University, Professor Aminta Breaux, lauded the partnership that existed between the community association and Bowie University.
She explained that the institution was daily improving on its quality to maintain its high standard.
“We have embarked upon programmes that can cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is an exciting new area where we hope to show our students the skills.
“To not only go to businesses that are starting up but to create new businesses for themselves and to have the skills that they need to support communities all around the world,” she stated.
Breaux, who is the 10th President and first female President for over 150 years, said the University was among the nation’s top schools on the 2017 Best Colleges ranking.