Chairman, Atlantic International Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd., Dr Akintoye Akindele, has presented a N5m cheque to each of Caleb University’s best graduating students.
A statement by the school said Akindele had fulfilled the promise he made at the 11th Convocation of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, in February.
He also handed over a cheque to cover the school fees of 22 newly matriculated students and offered automatic employment to the three best graduating students.
It added that he announced the commencement of efforts to build an Information Technology Centre, as well as an Institute of African History and Archaeology at the Imota Main Campus of Caleb University.
Vice-Chancellor of Caleb University, Prof. Nosa Owens Ibie, who was in attendance along with the Registrar, Mr Mayokun Olumeru, and family members of the recipients, acknowledged the Akindele’s generosity to Caleb University.
Ibie described it as “groundbreaking and game-changing.”
In his convocation lecture, ‘The rhetoric and reality of youth as game-changers,’ Akindele urged Nigerian students to emulate game-changers like Jezry Iredia of the Computer Science department who emerged Caleb University’s overall best graduating student, and by extension, the best female student, with a CGPA of 4.92; Humphrey Ifezue also of the Computer Science department who emerged the overall best male graduating student with 4.84 CGPA, as well as Mrs Olufunso Irene Fasuyi, who emerged the best graduating Post Graduate Student.