An advocacy group, the YES Movement, has applauded the Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Dr David Oyedepo, for offering scholarships to encourage youths to embrace agricultural sciences.
The Coordinator of the movement, Lanre Ijaola, said the university was giving scholarship to students who desired to study agriculture or agriculture-related courses in the institution which was established in 2011.
The future now looks better for agriculture students who intend to study crop science, animal science, extension and rural development, agricultural economics, aquaculture and horticulture for free.
“We appreciate Dr Oyedepo for his philanthropic efforts to Nigerian youths for awarding the highest scholarships to students,” Ijaola said.
He explained that this would further co-opt youths to take to agricultural studies and re-position them for better self-reliance and economic development for the overall benefit of country’s economy.
Speaking further, the group Coordinator Ijaola said the move was in line with President Muhammad Buhari’s drive for economic diversification.
The YES Movement also appealed to Nigerians seeking admission into tertiary institutions to take advantage of the opportunity.
Landmark University is one of the highest scholarship awarding institutions among private universities in Nigeria and is rated among the 10 in the country.