Alumni association donates N.5million start-up support for graduate who returned certificate over unemployment plight
The alumni association of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State, have supported a graduate, Osunleke Alaba, with N500, 000, who recently returned his certificate to the institution requesting refund of his fees during his studentship, following his failure to secure job years after graduation.
Penpushing reports that, Alaba made this gestures, a start-up support known on his facebook page, adding that the alumni had presented him with the cheque, expressing appreciation to the association led by Hon Onilede Solomon
“I hereby seize this medium to express my deep appreciation to the Global Body of LAUTECH Alumni as outstandingly led by the President, Hon. Onilede Solomon popularly known as LIMO, the Board of Trustees, and the Oyo State Chapter of the Association for their presentation of the #500,000 cheque to me today. May Almighty God continue to be with you and all members of the association for their show of love and support. I thank you, once again’, he wrote
Penpushing further reports that, it is recalled that, the graduate from the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, had shocked the world when he walked into the institution to complain on what he described as a worthlessness certificate, following his failure to secure job years after his graduation.
The graduate at the reception of one of the school’s administrative buildings, called for refund of his tuition fee, adding that he has become a burden to his parents, and that they are already tired of his perpetual dependence on them.
Penpushing also reports that, he argued that, money spent as undergraduate for five years in the institution, would have been more useful for him to develop his innate artistic talent, stressing that the acquired certificate has no value to his life.
“I returned the certificate because it had no impact on my existence. I asked for a refund of the fees paid in school so I could use it to build my talent and live a meaningful life. I am an entertainer and even won the MTN talent hunt award during my service year in 2016”, he said
Penpushing reports that, Alaba, who has two children lamented that despite his efforts to improve the living condition of his family, contrary has been the case, adding that some of his friends have encouraged him to venture into ritual activities to be rich, but was never interested.
“My dad is 90 years old but I continue to borrow money from him rather than give him. All I seek now is help in any form for me to pursue my entertainment career. I don’t want my career wasted’, he emphasized
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