Yerokun Foundation To Give Ten Iseyin Female Indigenes Scholarship At LAUTECH College
…..Donates Drone To College For Agricultural Research
An educational foundation, aimed at improving access to higher education for females, Yerokun Foundation has announced its readiness to give scholarship awards to ten female indigenes of Iseyin, to read Agricultural Science as a course of study.
The Foundation, based in the United State of America, was established by the scion of the late Honorable Simeon Alabi Yerokun family, Dr. Tokunbo Yerokun.
Dr. Yerokun has P.hd in Microbiology and retired university lecturer who loved his ancestral connection with Iseyin and has contributed financial and moral resources towards the development of education in the community.
In a message sent to The Chronicler Newspaper Correspondent on Tuesday evening by the Microbiologist, he said he would also donate a set of drone to the College for to aid research works by the school, adding that the gesture was aimed at supporting the Oyo State government to achieve its objectives in establishing the College in an agrarian community like Iseyin.
Dr. Yerokun, who marked his 70th birthday last week said the gesture was to encourage female students in Iseyin who have the academic brilliance but require financial support to get opportunities, while supporting the College to achieve its aim of developing agricultural research and human development.
”I appreciate God for the gift of life and the progress of our dear community, Iseyin, from my own contribution, I will be supporting ten female students of Iseyin indigene who wish to study Agricultural Science at the College of Agricultural Science and Renewable Natural Resources with scholarship.
“Also, immediately after the resumption of students in the campus, I will support the College with a drone to aid agricultural research purposes, this will boost the efforts of the academic staff members and promote new ideas for human development, especially in our community,” he said.
Note that Late Honorable Simeon Alabi Yerokun was a popular politician and administrator in the old Oyo State politics and also worked with the white British men, popularly known as District Officers (DOs) in the 40s and 50s.