Stakeholders Commend AAUA's Alumni Empowerment Initiative

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Stakeholders, including staff and students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, have commended the Worldwide Alumni Association of the Institution for the empowerment programme it organized for the students.

The association organized a one-day intensive training on entrepreneurial and employability skills for the students of the University on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Speaking after the programme, the Registrar of the University, Mr. Sunday Ayeerun, thanked the leadership of the association for considering the programme for the students, describing the gesture as unprecedented. He advised the students to take advantage of the programme to better their lives.

The Dean of Students Affairs, Dr. Bolanle Ogungbamila, and the Director of the University Advancement Office, Dr. (Mrs.) Kikelomo Olugbemi, lauded the initiative of the alumni, saying that they had also benefitted from it. 
 
Some of the participants, who spoke after the programme, tagged, Packaged for the Future, described it as an eye-opening engagement.

Adebusoye Adeuga, 300-level (History and International Studies), said, "This initiative by the alumni is indeed fabulous. It has helped to build our confidence and prepare us for the future. Now, I know that I have to manifest my potential. Personally, the programme has a far-reaching impact on me of which I am so grateful to our alumni."

Olumide Akano, 300-level (Mass Communication), said, "The programme is the best programme I have witnessed at AAUA. It makes me think in a different way. It impacted me in a positive way. I thank our alumni. They are the best."

"The guest speakers were ble to shed light on the dark sides of the future by helping with what to do and what not to do pertaining to the future. It is not only an eye-opening package, but also a reminder of what lies ahead and how to deal with issues and challenges, Edna Akinwande, 400-level (Mass Communication), remarked. 

Christiana Olawumi, 300-Level (Political Science Education), said, "Kudos to the alumni body for thinking it necessary to empower us. It was a wonderful innovation, which would go a long way in preparing undergraduates for the life beyond the four walls of the university."

The programme served as an eye-opener for me. It met our expectations. No wonder the venue was filled to capacity. If the truth must be told, no student is supposed to miss such a well-packaged programme. I thank God that I attended so that I could blaze the trail for others. I hope our alumni can continue with it", Adesola Ikulajolu (100-level Mass Communication), said.

Tella Ganiyu, 400-Level (Religious Studies Education), said, "It was a successful programme. It really served the purpose for which it was organized. We have been guided by the programme. It was an eye opening for all the participants. Now, I know myself more and I understand my dream better."

Earlier in his Opening Remark, the Worldwide President of the association, Mr. Patrick Oluyide, had expressed satisfaction at the large turnout of the students for the programme, promising that the association would continue to bring such initiative on board.

Mr. Oluyide, who reiterated that the alumni association would continue to give back to the University within its limited resources, charged the students not to wait till they become alumni before making positive impact on the University.

The President, who was among the guest speakers, spoke on Self Discovery and Personal Branding', while Mr. Ayo Adedeji took the participants through What Employers Want. 

Highlights of the programme were practical session on interview, question and answer session, and inauguration of the new executives for the Akungba branch of the association.

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