A graduate of the Tai Solarin University of Education, Department of Geography of the University, Miss Afusat Adesola Odukoya made the Institution proud recently as she bagged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Presidential Award during her one year mandatory National Service.

While showcasing the award and other laurels to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, the higly elated young lady said the feat was made possible through the training she passed through during her undergraduate days. The Vice Chancellor, thereby, urged other students to make judicious use of every opportunity in order to exhibit their God-given talent.

Prof. Arigbabu commended Miss Odukoya for being a good ambassador of the University, with words of advice to other students of the institution to emulate her exemplary and sterling qualities and as well give back to the society at all times.

Miss Odukoya was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for National Youth Service Corps for 2015, based on her community service of organising free extral mural lessons for pupils of Burba Government Day Secondary School, Bali, Taraba State and the introduction of Quiz/ Debate Society, which in turn, greatly improved the performance of the students which culminated into the school winning the Quiz/ Debate Competition in Bali Local Government Council Area.

In addition to this, she also donated assorted sanitary materials to six secondary schools, with another training organised for 100 students on HIV/ AIDS and Reproductive Health Challenges in two secondary schools in Bali Local Government Area which was carried out in collaboration with her Community Development Service Group.

Miss Odukoya also contributed immensely to the development of her host community by building of a 3-room toilet facility; erecting a signpost for the use of Burba Government Day Secondary School and construction of another toilet facility at the Sabon-Kasuwa Market, also in Bali among others.

For her commitment to the development of education and humanitarian service, Miss Odukoya was awarded the Prestigious Presidential Award for National Youth Service Corps for 2015 with automatic employment and scholarship up to Ph.D level.


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