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AAUA History Student Bags Scholarship At SEP 2018 Communication Skill Competition

-Niyi Komolafe

Okegbemi Ebenezer, a student from the department of History and International Studies, AAUA in the just concluded 4th edition of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) Alumni Association Communication Skill Competition bagged himself a scholarship award.

The forth edition of SEP which was organized by the AAUA Alumni Association took place on thursday, 4th of October, 2018 at the Obasanjo Multiple Purpose Hall.

The program which had in attendance important personalities like the president of the Alumni Association Mr. Patrick Oluyide; P.R.O of the association, Mr. Seyi Oluwalade; the association's treasurer, Mr. Lanre Yusuf; the Secretary, Mrs. Mary Daramola; Mr. Olusola Isijola, Chairman of the Akungba Alumni; amongst other invited guests.

This year's program was a communication skill competition where students were requested to write a comprehensive essay on the topic: " Can the prevailing yahoo plus and other Internet fraud in Nigeria be curbed? If yes, what are the roles of the nation's tertiary institutions, government and parents in curtailing the menace."

After thorough screening, ten out of about thirty students who wrote the essay were selected to participate in the oral presentation segment.

The oral presentation took place in the hall where the ten finalist were invited on stage one after the other to defend what they have written.

It was a hot session as students from various faculties in the school were made to compete head-to-head with one another during the presentation.

However, at the end, Okegbemi Ebenezer from the department of History and International Studies ceased the top position with 71%, while Olarenwaju Oluwatosin of Art Education trudged behind with 69% and Kupoluyi Emmanuel from Microbiology bags the third position with 64%.

Olaleye Oluwabukunmi, the only female student among the ten finalists won herself a cash prize, despite taking the 7th position.

She was compensated as a result of being the only female student among the ten finalists in the competition to encourage her and other females out there to come out and display their potentials.

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