A community leader in Owo, Owo local government area, Chief Solomon Adenegan, has commended management of the Achievers University, Owo, for providing scholarship for indigent residents in the community.

Chief Adenegan said the scholarship has helped many students in the community have access to quality education.

Adenegan, who spoke when he paid a thank- you visit to the institution, urged other private tertiary institutions to emulate Achievers University by introducing scholarships that would helped indigent students.

Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Samuel Aje, said the Scholarship Scheme had widened access to university education in the country.

Aje urged the people of Owo and its environment to seize the opportunity provided by the Council of the 14-year-old University and send their children to school.

His words: “Many Nigerians who would have otherwise not have the opportunity of quality education are benefiting from the award scheme.

“The scholarship awards started in the 2020/2021 session. They are in two categories. The full tuition scholarship, where beneficiaries will not pay tuition until the final year, and the second is the 50 percent tuition scholarship in all Engineering programmes of the University.

“Full tuition scholarship covers 12 programmes in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry, Plant Science and Biotechnology, and Geology.

“Beneficiaries are expected to be in good academic and moral standing or else they will lose the Scholarship,” Aje said.